Lateefa Al Gaood



Who is Lateefa Al Gaood?

Lateefa Al Gaood is a Bahraini politician. In 2006, she became the first female candidate to be elected to the Council of Representatives of Bahrain. She won by default after the other two candidates in her constituency withdrew from the race in the middle of October before campaigning began. She was also the first woman anywhere in the Gulf region to win in a legislative general election. She represents the sixth constituency of the Southern Governorate. Due to her previous electoral failure she stood for a different constituency in 2006 to increase her chances of getting elected. She is currently the only female member of the Council of Representatives. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1996. She also holds diplomas from Helwan University in Egypt as well as the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration in Virginia. She used to work for the Bahraini Ministry of Finance.

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  • University of Nottingham

on July 23, 2013


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