HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kuwait Approves Women's Political Rights

Kuwaiti lawmakers approved political rights for women Monday, clearing the way for females to participate in parliamentary elections for the first time in the Gulf nation's history.

However, fundamentalist Muslims included a requirement that any female politician or voter abide by Islamic law. It was not clear what limits that would put on women's rights.

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