Friday, December 02, 2005

Progress for Democracy in the Middle East

Two recent headlines highlight the progress of democracy in the Middle East of late.

In Saudi Arabia, women were permitted to vote and run in elections for the first time. Two women were elected to the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce board - the first elected female officials in Saudi Arabia's modern history. (Los Angeles Times)

Egypt has also held historic elections, though the elections were tainted by violence and allegations of fraud as was expected. (BBC)

And now, the president of the United Arab Emirates has announced plans for that country's first elections. (BBC)


Post a Comment

<< Home

Prev | List | Random | Next
Powered by RingSurf!