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Oman

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Consultative Council

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Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1994
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Since 1994, women had a limited right to vote and only for certain seats on the Consultative Council. Equal rights for men and women were confirmed in Article 17 of the 1996 Constitution.
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
2003
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Universal suffrage was granted in time for the 2003 legislative elections
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1994
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Since 1994, women had a limited right to stand for election, and they could only be elected to certain seats on the Consultative Council. Equal rights for men and women were confirmed in Article 17 of the 1996 Constitution
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
2003
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Universal suffrage was granted in time for the 2003 legislative elections
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2003
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