Monday, September 26, 2011

Women in Saudi Arabia to Vote and Run in Elections

September 26, 2011 on Al-Jazeera English
From BBC News:
Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced.

He said they would also have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council.

The move was welcomed by activists who have called for greater rights for women in the kingdom, which enforces a strict version of Sunni Islamic law.
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