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Qatar- Historic municipal poll concludes peacefully in Saudi Arabia


(MENAFN- The Peninsula)

Riyadh: The historic poll for 3159 seats at 284 municipal councils across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded peacefully on Saturday amid reports of moderate voter turnout great enthusiasm festive mood and high security.

No incidents of irregularities were reported from the country's polling stations where the fate of 6917 candidates was eventually sealed on Saturday evening.

History was also created on Saturday as thousands of Saudi women headed to polling stations across the Kingdom both as voters and candidates for the first time in this landmark election according to the Saudi daily (Arab News).

"The results of the poll will be announced on Sunday possibly by late afternoon" said Judea bin Nahar Al-Qahtani spokesman of the General Committee for Municipal Elections in Saudi Arabia.

He said that the names of the winners will be announced by the local committees which are entrusted with the task to organize the municipal elections.

AFP


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