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Seven Women Win Seats on Oman’s Municipal Council

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Muscat: Seven women were elected to Oman’s Municipal Council in the second-ever such vote held in the country recently. “Society is becoming more aware of how important the woman’s role is, in pushing the wheels of development in the country along with men,” Mohammad Al Hinai, an Omani political commentator, says. Of the 23 women candidates vying for seats this election, seven secured wins. For the first time, an entire province is being represented by only women.