Kuwait OKs women's participation in elections
Kuwait's National Assembly (parliament) Tuesday agreed to women's participation in the Municipal Council's elections. The 26-20 vote with three abstentions came to amend the third article of the Kuwait Municipality law, Kuna reported.
Women will have the right to run in the Municipal Council race, vote and be appointed as a council member.
The amended article reads: "The Municipal Council is made up of 10 elected members provided that one member is elected from each of the 10 constituencies included in the tables attached to this law. Those elections tables are to be edited and changed annually according to rules of law 35 for 1962."
The amended article also says that six members will be appointed by decree and have full rights as their elected peers.