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The Right To Vote: When Southeast Asian Countries Began?
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The Right To Vote: When Southeast Asian Countries Began?

In 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote.

By the 1950s, two-thirds of countries around the world had adopted universal suffrage, which allows all adult citizens equal rights to vote.

The last European country to allow women to vote was Switzerland in 1971. In 1994, South Africa became the last African democracy to give equal voting rights to all following the end of apartheid. In Afghanistan, women gained and lost the right to vote several times.

They have continuously held the right to vote since 2004.

Thus, for Southeast Asian countries, when was the right to vote granted to their citizens?

Seasia gathered the details and here are the details:

Since 1920s:

MYANMAR

A rally outside the Myanmar's National League for Democracy office | Time Magazine
A rally outside the Myanmar's National League for Democracy office | Time Magazine

SINCE 1930s:

THAILAND, PHILLIPINES

Voter in Thailand | Nikkei Asian Review
Voter in Thailand | Nikkei Asian Review
Muslim Filipino voters in autonomous region | The Independent
Muslim Filipino voters in autonomous region | The Independent

Since 1940s:

INDONESIA, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM

Indonesians during an election | Nikkei Asian Review
Indonesians during an election | Nikkei Asian Review
General election in Singapore | Wikipedia
General election in Singapore | Wikipedia
A voter in a Vietnam's elections|  Time Magazine
A voter in a Vietnam's elections| Time Magazine

 SINCE 1950s:

CAMBODIA, LAOS, MALAYSIA

Cambodian people | Los Angeles Time
Cambodian people | Los Angeles Time
Lao leader ready to elect | The Straits Times
Lao leader ready to elect | The Straits Times
Malaysian big election' supporters | Nikkei Asian Review
Malaysian big election' supporters | Nikkei Asian Review


Source: Al-Jazerera Intervative

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