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Saudi Analysts: Women Making Slow But Steady Gains

Last week, 21 women won seats in city councils across Saudi Arabia in the country's first election open to female voters and candidates.  Many Western analysts view the recent inclusion of women in Saudi municipal elections with skepticism, while their counterparts in the kingdom view it as an important milestone in a slow, but steady, progress of women. “It is symbolic that women have been put on the stage and asked to perform publicly, and that sends a very strong message on...

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