Saudi Arabia to Hold First-Ever Elections Next year, the Saudi Arabian government is planning to hold local elections for the first time ever. But doubts remain about the possibility for real political change. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Sulaiman Al-Hattlan, columnist for the Saudi paper Al Watan.
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Saudi Arabia to Hold First-Ever Elections

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