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Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to vote in elections for the first time in history

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to caste their vote in the elections.



Saudi Arabia: For the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to caste their vote in the elections in the upcoming December 12, Municipal elections, as per a media report.

King Abdullah had granted Saudi Arabian women the right to vote in In September 2011 and stand in 2015 Municipal elections, as per a report in India Today.

979 women are reportedly standing for this year's elections and a total, 6,917 candidates have registered for elections.

Municipal elections were last held in 2011 in Saudi Arabia.

It was supposed to be held in 2009.

Amnesty International has welcomed the decision.

From Zee News

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