Bahraini nationals in UK cast ballots in parliamentary elections
Lawmakers swear allegiance during first meeting of new parliament
Bahraini protesters clash with police
Bahrain opposition boycotts runoff election
A parliamentary by-election was held in Bahrain on 24 September 2011 following the withdrawal of 18 members of the largest political party in parliament, al Wefaq, in protest at governmental actions during the Bahraini uprising. Security forces closed Pearl Roundabout and attacked protestors in the village of Sanabis. The second round of elections were held on 1 October 2011.