Historic: For the first time, a woman wins seat in Saudi Arabia polls

Historic: For the first time, a woman wins seat in Saudi Arabia polls

By: || Updated: 13 Dec 2015 07:26 AM
Riyadh: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's election commission has announced that a woman has won a seat in Mecca`s municipal council election, in first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates, the country's.

The official SPA news agency, citing election commission president Osama al-Bar, reported, Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi was elected to the council of Madrakah. It is a region in the holy city of Mecca.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy with some of the world`s tightest restrictions on women, including a ban on driving.

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