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13 women win municipal seats in historic Saudi vote

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 05:50
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Lama al-Suleiman will join the council in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's second largest city.

Riyadh

AT LEAST 13 women won municipal council seats in Saudi Arabia's first ever election open to female voters and candidates, officials said on Sunday, far exceeding expectations in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

"Even if it was only one woman, we're really proud of that.