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Saudi women's rights take a tiny step forward

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This weekend saw a first for Saudi Arabia, as women were allowed to vote and stand in the municipal elections. It is seen as a tiny progress for women’s rights in this ultra-conservative monarchy. A few days before the elections, a France 2 team went to meet some of the political pioneers. Samah Soulat, David Da Meda, Baptiste Rimbert (France 2) and Emerald Maxwell (France 24) report.

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