Hell Yeah: Saudi Women Tweeted Photos of Themselves Voting for the First Time
— Salma AlRashid (@Salma_alrashid) December 13, 2015
Over the weekend, Saudi women were finally allowed to enter polling places to vote in elections for the very first time. Despite King Abdullah ruling that women had the right to vote back in 2011, this weekend marks the first time women were finally allowed into the polling places. Many women took to Twitter to celebrate the historic occasion, posting photos of themselves voting.
— سحر حسن نصيف (@Da7eyatAlmojtam) December 12, 2015
— د.هتون أجواد الفاسي (@HatoonALFASSI) December 12, 2015
Some women even brought their children along to witness the groundbreaking event.
— Salma AlRashid (@Salma_alrashid) December 12, 2015
Dr. Lama Al Sulaiman was one of 12 female candidates who won a municipal election, making them the first Saudi women to do so in the country’s history.
— Lamya et al., (@ilamzzone) December 12, 2015
The smiling faces in each of these photos are definitely a sight to see. Way to go!
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