They were applauded not only by activist, but, by democracies around the world. In a swift turnaround, officials were elected that broke the status quo. Although audiences praised the change, they found the results unexpected.
In every election held, candidates were more conservative than the current officials. They all believed the nation has strayed too far from its roots and wanted to go back to a more conservative time.
“Why should women be given more rights than they already have? They already have complete freedom to do what their husbands deem necessary. Also, why should any heathen be shown mercy? If you sin, you will be given God's swift judgement,” commented Muhammad Ali, a citizen.
The newly elected politicians opposed any new progressive agenda and went as far as trying to repeal recent legislation that allowed elections.
“We were validated by the democratic process and we will fight on behalf of the constituency. The people have spoken and they have said we need to go back to a time when our country was great. We need to make Saudi Arabia great again,” stated Ali Muhammad, the new municipal mayor of Riyadh.
“A key priority of the new administration is to fight the liberal agenda that has taken control of our nation. The recent elections have ruined our image and are a clear reminder that only the King has the wisdom to lead us.”