First Women Elected to Saudi Councils

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saudi women burqaAt least two women in Saudi Arabia were elected to local office according to the Saudi Press Agency today.

This was the first election in which women could vote and run as candidates in country where they are not allowed to legally drive.

Salma bint Hazab al-Otaibi won a seat in the Madrika district of Mecca and Hanouf bint Mufreh bin Ayad al-Hazimi won a seat in al-Jawf. Read more.



  1. If they all wear these face covers called niqabs how will anyone know who it really is: is it Mrs. Mohammed, Mrs. Ahmed or Mr. Jammal bin Huseeini al Hubaabi


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