Saudi Arabian municipal elections, 2015
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Municipal elections in Saudi Arabian towns and cities are planned for 2015. Following men-only elections in 2005 and 2011, women will be able to participate in the 2015 election, according to King Abdullah.
Half the seats in municipal councils in Saudi Arabia have been chosen in men-only elections since 2005. The councils have "little power". Saudi Arabian women campaigned for the right to participate in the 2011 elections, organising through the "Baladi" (My Country) and Saudi Women's Revolution campaigns for women's right to participate. Several women tried to register as electors in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. A few days before the 2011 election took place, King Abdullah announced that women would be able to participate as voters and candidates in 2015 election.
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- Saudi king: Women can vote in local elections
- Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) (Arabic)
- women's suffrage "Baladi" campaign (Arabic)