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Shura Council

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

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1971
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1998
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in the 1999 Municipal council elections
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
As at 2008 no legislative elections were ever held. Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in the 1999 Municipal council elections; they were granted the right to vote in municipal elections in 1998.
Women’s right to stand for election
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
As at 2008 no legislative elections were ever held. Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in the 1999 Municipal council elections; they were granted the right to vote in municipal elections in 1998.
First woman in parliament