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Woman's life-long struggle leads to Saudi council seat

Saudi election officials sit at a polling station in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on December 12, 2015Her uncle told her not to do it, but Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi ignored his advice and ran for election. On Sunday she became the first woman to be declared the winner of a municipal council seat in the male-dominated Gulf kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “My whole life has been a struggle,” said Oteibi, from the small bedouin town of Mudrika outside the holy city of Mecca.

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