Taking one baby step on the path to general election polling for all, the United Arab Emirates, a Persian Gulf state that was created in 1971, held its first election Saturday. Hand-picked voters cast their ballots to elect members of an federal advisory assembly. First round winners in the historic election included a lone woman who secured five votes. (The BBC explains the election process, while a Euphoric Perspective is provided by UAE’s own Khaleej Times)

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