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The Saudi Arabia women’s vote – A look into the history of women’s suffrage

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Saudi Arabia was one of the last standing Arabic nations that still denied women a right to vote. That all changed on December 12th of this year. Their reigning monarch, King Abdullah had announced in the previous elections of 2011 that come 2015 women would be able to vote and apply to be candidates for elections as well. The country has come a long way with this recent development but they still do have a long way to go. Saudi Arabian women still have many restrictions such as not being allowed to drive and their ‘guardian’ who can be any male related to them, can prevent them from working, travelling, opening a bank account or getting married. This brings us to the topic of women’s suffrage throughout the ages. Woman suffrage is also known as women’s right to vote and is one th

Saudi Arabian females say that the votes are ‘not such a big deal’

Politics, Uncategorized
Saudi females have voted and run for office for the first time in History during Saturday’s municipal elections. The step for a more democratic country was widely covered and praised throughout worldwide media. The Telegraph reported that the election ‘marked an important step forward’. According to BBC’s report, a total of 978 women registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men. And Officials have said about 130,000 women had registered to vote in Saturday's poll, compared with 1.35 million men. In order to understand what this change means for those living in the country, I spoke to Saudi women.     But what do Saudi females feel about this move? A Saudi female artist who didn’t want to be named shared her views on the votes:  “I didn’t participate in