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09-25-11, 05:19 PM #1
Saudi King says women will be allowed to vote and run for office in the next set of municipal elections after the current oneIn an address on Saudi state TV, the king said women will be allowed to nominate candidates for the next set of municipal elections. Although he did not use the word "vote," allowing women to take part in the nomination process would amount to voting within Saudi Arabia's system.
The country is holding municipal elections Thursday for the only the second time in nearly 50 years. The changes the king announced would go into effect for the next set of elections -- and it is unclear when those might take place.
Saudi women's rights activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider called the announcement "great news."
"Women's voices will be heard finally," she said. "Now it's time to remove other barriers like not allowing women to drive cars and not being able to function and live a normal life without a male guardian."
09-25-11, 07:06 PM #2
Only after they make sammiches.
How enlightened and magnanimous of the Saudis. What's next? They can drive?Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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09-26-11, 12:48 AM #3
Cool.....they have just gone from chattel to 3rd class citizens. What a guy.
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