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Saudi Women to Vote in Elections for First Time

Women in Saudi Arabia will vote for the first time on Saturday in municipal elections that also will feature the country’s first women candidates for local council seats. This change is part of the late King Abdullah’s legacy. Abdullah, who died in January, issued a decree in 2011, authorizing women to vote: “Starting with the next election, women have the right to nominate themselves for the membership of the municipal councils.”   Campaigning has not been easy for women...

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