Initial Results Show 3 Saudi Women Elected for First Time

December 13, 2015 12:43 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Initial results show at least three Saudi women have won seats on local municipal councils a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country's history.

The mayor of Mecca, Osama al-Bar, told The Associated Press on Sunday that Salma al-Oteibi won in an area called Madrakah, about 93 miles (150 kilometers) north of Islam's holiest site.

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