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US: Saudi Elections of Female Candidates 'Historic Milestone'

The United States on Sunday hailed Saudi Arabia's elections as a "historic milestone," as women won municipal council seats in the first vote open to female voters and candidates. "The participation of women represents an important step forward in Saudi Arabia toward a more inclusive electoral process that will ensure all citizens are represented in a government accountable to all Saudi citizens," the State Department said.  It congratulated the nearly 1,000...

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