Kuwaiti flagKuwaiti women are voting for first time after they were granted equal political rights in May 2005. 28,000 Kuwaitis are being polled today in a local election to fill a vacant council seat. 60% of the voters eligible to vote are women and they will have the chance to vote for the first women candidates to ever appear on a Kuwaiti ballot. Women will vote in widespread national legislative elections in 2007. The BBC reports on the excitement and pride the women are feeling today.

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