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Women left a polling place in Riyadh on Saturday. The municipal elections were the first time that women were able to vote. CreditAhmed Yosri/European Pressphoto Agency

 

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Women left a polling place in Riyadh on Saturday. The municipal elections were the first time that women were able to vote. CreditAhmed Yosri/European Pressphoto Agency

 

 

 

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“It is very important, with all its problems,” said Hatoon al-Fassi

 


 

 

First Saudi women register to vote

Dozens of women are expected to contest Saudi Arabia’s municipal elections for the first time in the country’s history.

Al Jazeera | 20 Aug 2015 10:53 GMT | PoliticsHuman RightsSaudi ArabiaWomenMiddle East

The December polls will be the first since the 2011 decision by late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud to grant women the right to vote and run for office [AP]

Safinaz Abu al-Shamat and Jamal al-Saadi made history last Sunday by becoming the first Saudi women to register to vote.

 

 

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19 Aug 2015 17:49 GMT | PoliticsMiddle EastSaudi Arabia

According to the Saudi Gazette, a third of the 1,263 voting centres are being set aside for female voters [AP]
According to the Saudi Gazette, a third of the 1,263 voting centres are being set aside for female voters [AP]

Women in Saudi Arabia have begun registering to vote in municipal elections, the first time they are able to take part i

 

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Women will be allowed to vote for the first time this week, but their daily lives remain severely restricted

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“It is very important, with all its problems,” said Hatoon al-Fassi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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