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1. 2015-12-13 Saudi Arabia: First women councillors elected Mecca
C. 2014-11-21 Bahrain holds disputed election Bahrain
D. 2012-11-30 Kuwaitis vote after mass protest Kuwait
2011-09-25 Women will be allowed to vote, Saudi Arabia
5. 2009-05-16 Kuwait votes for first female MPs Kuwait
G. 2006-12-20 Al Qaeda's No. 2 rejects elections Qatar
7. 2006-06-30 Women lose out in vote Kuwait
8. 2006-06-28 Women vote in poll Kuwait
J. 2005-02-09 Saudis poised for historic vote Saudi Arabia

  Bahrain holds disputed election  Bahraini voters are taking part in the country's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests broke out in 2011 Kuwaitis vote after mass protest  Kuwaitis are casting their votes for the second time this year as they head to the polls to choose a new parliament amid growing unrest   Women will be allowed to vote Map of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: First women councillors elected Map of Mecca

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  Mecca: Women have been elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time after a ban on women taking part in elections was lifted

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  Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah: Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to vote and run for office in future municipal elections

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  Kuwait has elected its first female MPs, Aseel al-Awadhi and Rola Dashti, following the country's third general election in three years

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Dec.20   Al Qaeda's No. 2 rejects elections
  Qatar: Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new videotaped statement that said 'holding elections won't lead to Palestine's liberation'
Jun.30 Women lose out in vote
  Kuwait: Women in a parliamentary election edged by powerful Islamist and other pro-reform ex-MPs who swept the poll Jun.28 Women vote in poll
  Kuwait: Parliamentary elections with women running for office and casting ballots for the first time in a national poll

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Feb.9 Saudis poised for historic vote
  Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is due to hold its first ever nationwide municipal elections

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Oct.4 First free elections
  Oman: 262,000 of the 1.8 million Gulf state's population are expected to vote for advisory council

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Oct.24 First legislative elections in 30 years
  Bahrain: Elections criticized by Shiite Muslim groups for not going far enough. Many Shiites were ignoring the boycott call Oct.23   Boycott clouds historic poll  Bahrain: First parliament election in almost 30 years overshadowed by an opposition boycott and the spectre of sectarian discord

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