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Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah becomes First Woman Appointed to Top Government Post in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri – Pool/Getty Images)

A woman, Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah, has been appointed to a high-level government post for the first time, Punch reports.

The appointment comes amidst a reshuffling of military and ministry heads.

The military Chief of Staff, Air Defence and land forces heads and senior defence and interior ministry officials were removed in the reshuffling.

Youssef al-Ramah was appointed deputy labour minister, a high-level appointment that is a first for women.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman‘s attempt to tighten his grip on power has involved modernising Saudi Arabia, loosening its rigid Islamic laws.

A ban on women attending football matches and driving was in 2017 expunged, and a 35-year ban on cinemas was also removed.

Photo Credit: Nicolas Asfouri – Pool/Getty Images

4 Comments

  1. John

    March 5, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salman‘s attempt to tighten his grip on power has involved modernising Saudi Arabia, loosening its rigid Islamic laws……oh dear,and he thinks it will work for him..if you want to be a dictator that controll all power..doing any of this mushy mushy liberal stuff or trying to please the west ..that will be the end of you…ask Ghadaffi. .It is what it is..I will be suprise if he last for the next 5 years on that throne and that is being generous

  2. BlueEyed

    March 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Yo this guy is on a roll, history would be proud of him!

  3. Dayo

    March 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Saudi Arabia is so BACKWARD on gender issues that it does not take much to be considered “progress”. I am sure that if women are allowed to share the same elevators as men, the same shopping mall entrances, or wear colored abayas, it would be trumpeted loudly.

  4. mz_titilitious

    March 6, 2018 at 11:29 am

    This prince is so cute …. 😉

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