Saudi Women 's Participation For Public Atmosphere

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Saudi Women 's Participation in Public Atmosphere Introduction The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the most influential countries in The Middle East. It is also a key member of the Gulf Countries Cooperation, amalgamation of monarchies in the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is currently ruled by King Salman Al-Saud was crowned as the King on January 23, 2015. Saudi Arabia is also the cofounder of The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which plays a significant rule in the global economy. The population is about 30.0 million, one-half of which are women. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the biggest and most crowded nation on the Arabian Peninsula, is the overseer of two of the holy Muslim cities: Mecca and Medina, where Islam emerged: Those two cities attract more than 5 million visitors annually. Municipal election is a new system in Saudi Arabia. The first municipal election took place in 2005 after the former king Fhad made his announcement. According to Alghamdy in his research “Step towards Democracy: “On 10 October 2003, the late King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz decided to put one half of all municipal council seats to the vote ‘within a year’. The Saudi Arabian Cabinet issued Decision no. 224 to confirm and widen the participation of the citizens in running local affairs and decision making” (Alghamdy, 2011). Indeed, there was no role for women on this decision and the following one. Although women constitute almost one-half of the nation, their

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