Political Risk

Saudi Arabia: First woman councillor elected 

A woman has won a seat on a municipal council for the first time in Saudi Arabia, after the kingdom lifted its bar on women taking part in elections.Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi won a seat in Mecca province in Saturday’s vote.Women have also won in several other regions in the country, including Jeddah and Qatif, reports suggest.

Source: Saudi Arabia: First woman councillor elected – BBC News

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