Monday, May 16, 2005

A step forward

Kuwait grants women right to vote

Kuwait's parliament has passed a law granting women the right to vote and run in elections for the first time. Parliament speaker Jassim al-Khorafi said the legislation had been passed by a majority of the all-male parliament. But women activists said the law was not passed in time for them to vote and run in upcoming municipal elections set for June 2.

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