Historic First In Saudi Arabia Elections: Women Vote, Run And Win
In Saudi Arabia's third election ever, women were allowed to vote and run for office, and several won.By Melissa Prax | December 13, 2015
At least four women won spots in local office following a historic election in Saudi Arabia.
"We have been waiting to be given this opportunity for the past 10 years to be able to participate in the political and social decision-making of the country," said Fawzia al-Harbi, a candidate for municipal council election.
The elections marked the first time Saudi women could vote and run for office. There were 978 women running for municipal seats, compared to 5,938 men.