First Saudi women register to vote
This is a milestone.
The first women in Saudi Arabia has registered to vote in the upcoming municipal elections.
Saudi Arabia has been one of the last countries in the world to deny women equal political rights. Now this is history.
This by no means ends the struggle of the Saudi women for political representation and equal rights. But it is a new beginning.
About 70 women are expected to register as candidates when registration for that opens at the end of the month.
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