No Male Guardian Needed?

Arab News:

Saudi women will run for the next municipal elections under the same rules as male candidates, the local Arabic daily Al-Watan reported this week, quoting a senior official of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.

Does that settle the questions regarding the conditions for women candadiate, such as: would they need their male guardian’s permission to run? The quotes provided in the piece suggest that only the voting process would be different (women will probably vote in separate women polling stations) and not the running conditions which would be the same. Let’s wait and see.