UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad-bin Rashed assigned seven women as ministers to his 29-member cabinet.
All the women are university graduates. The youngest is Faris al-Mazrouee who has been appointed as the Youths Minister. She is 22 and graduated from Oxford University.
Ahoud al-Roumi is the other minister to head the new established ministry of “Amnesty and Luck”. The Prime Minister did not define what the duty of ministry of “Amnesty and Luck” will be but emphasized that the minister has to come up with plans and programs to make the people luckier.
Other minister in the cabinet is Lobna Khalid al-Ghassemi who previously was the Trade Minister. She is currently assigned as Minister of Tolerance and Patience.
Remarkably, the UAE Speaker of Parliament is also a woman. The United Arab Emirates consists of seven Emirates. About 90 percent of the residents are foreign nationals and do not have the right to vote.