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Women as a vote bank: Not a win-win for politicos

Amulya Ganguli/IANS

Women are now being courted by some politicians who sense that their appeal to Dalits, backward castes and Muslims is dwindling in the absence of providing more and more sops, or that their rivals are more successful in cultivating these vote banks.

DNA: Historic moment ‒Saudi Arabia's women vote in election for the first time

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic.

2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: 57% voting in first phase, women voters outnumber men

2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: 57% voting in first phase, women voters outnumber men

An estimated 57% of the electorate cast their votes in the first phase of Bihar Assembly election in 49 constituencies.