A Saudi woman casts her vote
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Women vote in Saudi Arabia elections for first time

In Saudi Arabia counting is under way after a landmark election in which women voted and stood as candidates for the first time.

Many activists say the ballot - for local councils - is a key step forward in the ultra-conservative kingdom where women are not allowed to drive.

But others boycotted the vote, calling it window dressing.

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 12 Dec 2015
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