At least four women have registered victory in Saudi Arabia's municipal election, which was the kingdom's first polls allowing women's suffrage, said reports.
Two of the women politicians won in the Ihsaa governorate, while two others were elected in the Tobouk and Mecca governorates. The vote count is still underway and the official results will be announced on Monday.
Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi, who competed against seven men and two women, became the first woman to win an election in Saudi Arabia. She was elected to the Madrakah council in Mecca, SPA news agency reported.
Interestingly, Saturday's polls were the third-ever election in Saudi Arabia. The first election was held in 2005 and the second in 2011.
The number of woman candidates was 978 as opposed to 5,938 male candidates across 284 councils. About 1.3 lakh women were registered to vote compared to 13.5 lakh men, reported BBC News.
Online taxi firm Uber had offered free ride for women to polling stations to to optimise participation of female voters in the election.
Riyadh-based women's rights activist Hatoon al-Fassi tweeted, saying, "This is a new day. The day of the Saudi woman. (sic)"
Saudi Arabia was the last country in the world to give women the right to vote and stand for electoral office.