Saudi Arabian King, King Abdullah, has finally given women the right to vote!! They will have to wait until 2015 to actually cast their votes, but at least it’s better than nothing. The King has announced that he will let women vote in the upcoming nationwide local government elections. The King has also given women another right, find out what it is after the jump.


Saudi King Abdullah has given the kingdom’s women the right to vote for first time in nationwide local elections, due in 2015. The king said in an annual speech on Sunday before his advisory assembly, or Shura Council, that Saudi women will be able to run and cast ballots in the 2015 municipal elections.

Abdullah says women will also be appointed to “join the all-male” Shura Council, which is selected by Abdullah.

Saudi Arabia held its first-ever municipal elections in 2005.

The kingdom will hold its next municipal elections on Thursday, but women are not able to vote or run at this time.