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United Arab Emirates

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Federal National 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
2005
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
First ever legislative elections held, for half the seats in the Federal National Council, voted by an electoral college which included women.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
2005
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
First ever legislative elections held, for half the seats in the Federal National Council, voted by an electoral college which included women.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2006