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Two women elected to Qatar municipal council

AFP  |  Doha 

Two women won seats on Qatar's 29-member municipal council, the Gulf emirate's sole elected body, the elections committee said on Wednesday.

and retained the seats they had won in 2015.

Five women were among the 85 candidates standing in Tuesday's election for the emirate-wide council. The other three failed to win seats.

"There was a large turnout by women and the number of female voters in my constituency exceeded the number of males, which indicates their political awareness," told AFP.

"I wish there were more women but I tell them do not despair and continue to fight." held its first in 1999.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:00 IST
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