Woman at polling station in Saudi Arabia
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First Saudi Arabian women elected to councils

13 December 2015 Last updated at 18:13 GMT

Women have been elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time after a ban on women taking part in elections was lifted.

At least four women were elected, the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Other news agencies put the number between nine and 17.

Sebastian Usher reports.

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