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Voting starts in first Saudi poll open to women

12 December 2015, 09:32

Riyadh - Voting began on Saturday in Saudi Arabia's first elections open to female voters and candidates.

Male voters began to enter a polling centre in central Riyadh at about 08:00 (05:00 GMT), an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Men and women vote separately in the kingdom, where the sexes are strictly segregated, but the vote is a tentative step towards easing restrictions that are among the world's tightest on women.



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