SAUDI HOLDS FIRST ELEC­TION OPEN TO WOMEN VOT­ERS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

RIYADH: Cov­ered from head to toe and driven by male guardians, Saudi women voted on Satur­day for the first time, in a ten­ta­tive step to­wards eas­ing sex dis­crim­i­na­tion in the ul­tra-con­ser­va­tive Is­lamic king­dom. In an­other first, women were al­lowed to stand as can­di­dates in the polls for mu­nic­i­pal coun­cils, the coun­try’s only elected pub­lic cham­bers.

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