Saturday, January 12, 2013

New quota in Parliament for Saudi Arabian Women

A step forward for womankind? The new 20% quota for women in Saudi Arabia's parliament - the Shura Council, and the immediate appointment of 30 women to the 150-member advisory body makes Saudi Arabia fourth highest women's parliamentary representation in the Arab region.
Until the announcement last September by King Abdullah to give women the right to vote, stand for election in municipal elections and be appointed to the Shura Council, Saudi Arabia remained the only country in the world where women remained excluded from the political process.
Women in Parliaments: World Classification

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