Saudi Women to vote for the first time

Saudi Women to vote for the first time

Saudi Women to vote for the first time

Written by Tharushan Fernando

12 Dec, 2015 | 5:51 pm

Saudi Arabia will be allowing women to cast their votes for the first time in unprecedented municipal elections.

There are women candidates as well,(which is another first) and a total of 978 women have registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men.

Even though this a big step for the women in the region, there are limitations in place such as female candidates have had to speak behind a partition during campaign appearances or be represented by a man.

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