25 Sep '11, 9pm

Saudi Arabian Women Granted Voting Rights | Care2 Causes

Saudi Arabian Women Granted Voting Rights | Care2 Causes

Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud announced on Sunday that women will be given the right to vote and to run in future municipal elections. Women will also be able to join the advisory Shura Council, a formal body that advises the king and that is said to be the most influential political body in the country. Said the king in a five-minute speech : “Because we refuse to marginalise women in society in all roles that comply with sharia (Islamic law), we have decided, after deliberation with our senior ulama (clerics) and others… to involve women in the Shura Council as members, starting from the next term.” “Women will be able to run as candidates in the municipal election and will even have a right to vote.” The unrest that has swept the Mideast in the Arab Spring earlier this year has not led in Saudi Arabia to the wide-scale protests as occurred in countr...

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