Saudi women get 20% quota in all-male Shura Council

As per the latest decrees of Saudi King Abdullah, Saudi Arabian women will have a 20% quota in the all-male consultative Shura Council. The King appointed 30 women to the 150 member Council marking a historic first as he pushes reforms in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

In September 2011, Saudi women were granted right to vote and run as candidates in the next local vote, set for 2015.



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