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Bahrain seeks end to state of emergency

Bahrain set to end state of emergency before decision is taken by FIA over 2011 F1 race
The Kingdom of Bahrain has said that it will end its 'state of national safety' before the new deadline imposed by the FIA to make a decision over whether or not the Bahrain Grand Prix will take place this season.

Bahrain had been given until 1 May to tell the governing body if it could host a race this year after the season opener was cancelled following political unrest in the Gulf State.

However, that deadline was then extended to 3 June to give the country extra time to resolve its issues with FIA president Jean Todt quoted over the weekend in Turkey as saying that the situation had 'improved' and that the sport needed to show support.

Ahead of that new deadline, King Hamad of Bahrain has now revealed that the 'state of national safety' will end on 1 June, with curfews in Manama having already been reduced as protests against the government drop.

It is believed that the decision to lift the state of national safety on 1 June is a direct response to the FIA's new deadline, with an initial plan having been to end the state of national safety on 14 June – after the FIA deadline had passed.



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Kozeyekan

May 11, 2011 12:24 AM

No. Just no. Too many people have died or been abused to just sweep it under the rug for a car race and paint a pretty picture of a country moving on. If they hold the race, there will be major trouble.



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