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Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time

Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time

The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia's largest city to a small village near Islam's holiest site.

Initial results show five Saudi women elected for first time in country's history

At least five Saudi women have won seats on local municipal councils a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country's history, according to initial results released on Sunday.

Initial results show 5 Saudi women elected for first time

The five women hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia's second largest and most cosmopolitan city to a small village near Islam's holiest sites.

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Though a local level election, the polls are seen as a positive step towards women empowerment and many are optimistic that their voices will finally begin to be heard in government.

 

 

Saudi women candidates begin first election campaigns

More than 900 women are standing in the December 12 municipal elections, which will also mark the first time women are allowed to vote.

Despite barriers, Saudi women in first election bid

Segregated from male voters and unable to drive themselves to hustings, Saudi women begin their first-ever election campaign on Sunday, a tentative step towards better representation in the male-dominated kingdom.