Saudi Arabia allows women to run and vote in elections

Q.  In which of the following countries women will be able to vote and run in elections held in December 2015, marking a step forward for proponents of women's rights in a country that has received heavy criticism for its treatment of women?
- Published on 31 Aug 15

a. Saudi Arabia
b. Turkey
c. Pakistan
d. Tajikistan

ANSWER: Saudi Arabia
According to a Saudi government website Official voter registration began on 22nd Aug’15, and candidate registration begins on August 30. Both days will mark firsts for women in Saudi Arabia gearing up to participate in elections in December. Women will only participate in elections at the municipal level.

Post your comment / Share knowledge

Enter the code shown above:
(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above image, reload the page to generate a new one.)