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Kuwait

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National Assembly

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
1961
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
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Under the condition that women "abide by Islamic Law"
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
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Under the condition that women stay in line with Islamic traditions
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2008