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King Abdullah appoints women to Saudi Arabian Parliament for first time

Business Insider, 11 January 2013

King Abdullah has cautiously introduced economic and social reforms "aimed at reconciling Saudi Arabia’s religious traditions with the needs of a modern economy and youthful population. "

On Friday King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a historic decree allowing women to be members of the kingdom's previously all-male parliament for the first time, Al-Arabiya reports.

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