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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:51 PM
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Top Saudi Diplomat Predicts Women Will Vote in Future Elections
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB7OOY9K4E.html

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - A top Saudi diplomat and member of the royal family predicted that women will be allowed to vote in future elections, giving women in the strictly segregated Islamic nation a political voice for the first time.


The Saudi government has responded to international pressure to democratize the Middle East by promising municipal elections across the country, with the first stage on Feb. 10 in the capital, Riyadh. The elections, in which only men can participate, will be the first since the 1960s, when local polls were held in a few cities.

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the country's former intelligence chief and now the Saudi ambassador to Britain, said late Friday that the United States, France, Switzerland and many other countries waited many years after giving men the right to vote before extending that privilege to women.

"Since this is our first election, probably we will be better and have women vote the next time around," he said after a dinner on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.

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And pigs will fly shortly thereafter.

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:52 PM
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1. Appeasement only
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:52 PM
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:57 PM
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3. symbolic guesture only
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:09 PM
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4. So the MEN have spoken. Women may get to vote.
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