Which was the first modern country in the world to give women the right to vote?

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1893.

Women voted for the first time in the election held on 28 November 1893.

The first time the post of Mayor had been held by a woman anywhere in the British Empire was in 1893 when Elizabeth Yates became Mayor of Onehunga, New Zealand.

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