Thursday, March 27, 2008

1893: first nation allows women to vote

New Zealand was the first nation to give women the right to vote, in 1893.

The US didn't get around to it until 1920.

Saudi Arabia and Vatican City still don't allow women to vote.

Bhutan permits one vote per house. Mostly men vote. A proposed new constitution may make it better for women.

In Brunei no one votes, because the country is governed by an absolute monarchy.

In Lebanon, proof of elementary education is required for women who want to vote, but not for men. Voting is compulsory for men but optional for women.

(info from Wikipedia)

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