Kuwait Approves Women’s Political Rights

Good news from Kuwait…

Kuwaiti lawmakers approved political rights for women Monday, clearing the way for females to participate in parliamentary elections for the first time in the Gulf nation’s history.

Scores of women activists in the gallery immediately rose to their feet in applause, with some ululating and others singing the national anthem.

Allowing women to vote could more than double the number of registered voters in Kuwait. Previously, the vote was restricted to men over 21 who were not members of the police force or military — about 139,000 registered voters.

If all women over 21 registered, that total could reach 339,000.

[Source: Yahoo! News]

Congratulations to all Kuwaiti women and to Kuwait.
This is really great news.

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