Total 979 women candidates and 130,637 women voters registered to participate in the election, according to Saudi election officials.
The last Saturday election, elected 17 women to work in public office in Saudi Arabia. Which is truly outstanding! Yes, Saudi Arabia, a male dominant country now sets an example that they are giving women a chance too.
Salma al-Oteibi in the Mecca region, Lama al-Suleiman and Rasha Hufaithi in Jeddah, Hanouf al-Hazimi in Al Jouf province, and Sanaa al-Hammam and Masoumah Abdelreda in the Ahsa region were the excellent winners.
Women were first allowed to vote in the year 2005, according to Human Rights Watch.
The late King Abdullah, who died in January, issued a decree in 2011 ordering that women be allowed to vote in municipal elections and stand as candidates.
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