Women can now vote Saudi Arabia, but not drive

Posted By on September 26, 2011

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud gave the kingdom’s women the right to participate in local elections and to become members of the country’s top advisory body, a sign that the elderly monarch hasn’t abandoned his program of cautious social reform despite political upheavals elsewhere in the Middle East.

via Saudi Women Win Right to Vote – WSJ.com.

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