Women in Saudi Arabia are to be granted the right to vote and run in municipal elections, King Abdullah announced on Sunday. He also stated that women will now have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council.
REUTERS - Saudi Arabia will allow women to stand for election and vote, the king announced on Sunday, in a significant policy shift in the conservative Islamic kingdowm.
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“This is great news,” said Wajeha al-Huwaider, a Saudi writer and women’s rights activist. “Women’s voices will finally be heard.
Date created : 2011-09-25