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Saudi Elections

Saudi Reforms Thwarted By Puritanical Laws

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

The Saudi monarch's decree to give women voting rights for municipal elections in 2015 was generally welcomed as a giant step on the road to reform. However, the celebration could be premature.

Saudi Women Owe Voting Rights to Arab Spring

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

To say that Saudi King Abdullah's decree to give women the right to vote and become Shoura Council members is a historic moment would be an understatement. The women's suffrage movement is only part of the story.

Saudi Elections To Be Delayed 2 Years, A Setback To Democracy Efforts

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Saudi Arabia's brief and limited experiment with electoral democracy has suffered another setback with a royal family announcement that it has decided...