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Saudi Women Score First Election Wins in Historic Vote

  • Saudi women run in municipal elections for the first time
  • Women also allowed to cast votes in kingdom for first time
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Saudi women have won seats on municipal councils in a landmark election that allowed them to run for office and vote for the first time.

The official Saudi Press Agency said at least eight women who vied in Saturday’s election will be seated on local councils. Al Arabiya television reported at least 12. A total of 7,000 candidates, male and female, contested 2,100 seats. Official results are expected later Sunday.