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Kuwait's parliament has passed a law granting women the right to vote and run in elections for the first time in the pro-Western Arab state.
Kuwaiti women burst into cheers when parliament speaker Jassim al-Khorafi said the legislation had been passed by a majority of the all-male parliament, granting full suffrage to women.
"We made it. This is history," said prominent activist Roula al-Dashti.
"Our target is the parliamentary polls in 2007. I'm starting my campaign from today."
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Yeah, this is great news! The democracy is on the march in the Middle East.