Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad issues an important decision today

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on Wednesday, issued an important decision despite the Gulf crisis and the unfair blockade of Qatar.

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on Wednesday, adopted a resolution described by activists and analysts as a historic step in the Qatari renaissance project despite the Gulf crisis and the unjust siege of Qatar.

Sheikh Tamim issued a decision to establish a higher committee to prepare for the elections of the Shura Council, the legislative body of the State of Qatar, after convening the 48th ordinary session next week.

According to the Emiri decision, the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, chairs the preparatory committee, in addition to the membership of a number of ministers and specialists, according to the QNA news agency.

The Emiri decision was widely welcomed by the media and social media.

Activists stressed that the decision is "an important step ahead of Qatar," and that one of the wings of the legislative authority in Qatar from the "system of appointment to the election", and it highlighted the gains of Qataris from the Gulf crisis.

The Shura Council is the legislative body of the State of Qatar, and it is empowered to legislate, approve the State budget, and exercise control over the executive authority and the performance of ministers, as defined in the Constitution of the country.

The legislative body in Qatar shall draft, discuss and vote on the proposed legislation, which shall become law only by a two-thirds majority vote and ratification by the Emir.

The Shura Council is composed of 45 members, 30 of whom are elected by direct, secret and universal suffrage. The Emir appoints the other 15 members as ministers or others, and the members of the Shura Council terminate by resignation or exemption.