23 Aug 2015

Finally, women got the right of vote and registered for elections 1st time in the 100 year history of modern Saudi Arabia. They will also be able to participate in election as a candidate

Finally, women got the right of vote and registered for elections 1st time in the 100 year history of modern Saudi Arabia. They will also be able to participate in election as a candidate.
According to the foreign news agency, in Saudi Arabia women will finally get a chance to cast the vote and contest elections, scheduled in December this year.
Media stated that, in 2011, Official announcement was made by king Abdullah regarding this issue and now it will eventually being put to an effect.
A reports of local news paper said that Women have started to register themselves in order to participate in upcoming local elections as voter and contestant in Saudi Arabia. Jamal Al-Saadi and Safinaz Abu Al-Shamat have become the 1st ladies to register as voters.
This event is likely to give a major boost to the limited rights of the women. Newspaper quoted Officals saying “it is significant milestone towards participation based society. “

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