Saudi women are voting and running for office for the first time ever
One candidate wants more recycling. A rival envisions community centers with day care. How about creating Western-style public libraries? asks another.These are hardly the rallying cries of revolutionaries.
But, in the ultraconservative context of Saudi Arabia, such appeals are breaking new ground: They are coming from some of the more than 900 female candidates in the kingdom’s first nationwide election in which women are able to run — and vote.