In 2011, Abdullah, the king of Saudi Arabia at the time, granted Saudi Arabian women the legal right to vote in 2015. Previously, women in Saudi Arabia could not vote or run for office. Although this was an important step in women's rights in the country, Saudi women are still not able to do many things. As of 2015, Saudi women cannot drive and they need permission from their husband or another male guardian to work, marry or divorce. They are also required to have a male chaperone to leave their house and travel.
Before Saudi women were given suffrage, Saudi Arabia was the only place in the world, aside from Vatican City, that did not allow women to vote.
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