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Saudi Women on Ballot, Vote in Historic Election

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Women in Saudi Arabia are voting for the first time in municipal elections that will also feature the country’s first women candidates for local council seats. Men and women began entering segregated polling stations across the country beginning at 8 a.m. local time Saturday when voting officially got under way. 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,...

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