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