Noticias

Snapping pictures inside polling booth to void vote

28 Nov 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

TAIF: Voters taking photographs inside election booths would have their votes disqualified for the municipal council elections taking place on Dec. 12, according to Taif’s election committee.
They would also be excluded if they use their mobile phones inside election centers to communicate with candidates or take photographs of ballot papers, the committee was quoted as saying by a local publication recently.

120 women candidates withdraw from municipal polls

25 Nov 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — So far 120 out of 1,019 women candidates running for municipal councils have withdrawn their candidatures, Al-Hayat Arabic daily quoted National Committee for the Municipal Elections spokesman Jidai Al-Qahtani as saying on Tuesday.

 

He said the total number of candidates was 7,380, but 384 candidates have withdrawn.

 

Fifty of the candidates who withdrew were from Riyadh. The last day for withdrawal in Riyadh was on Thursday. All remaining candidates must go through to the fourth phase and campaign for their election.

 

Women make up only 15% of election site visitors

23 Nov 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

RIYADH: Chairman of the executive committee and spokesman of the municipal council elections Jadee Al-Qahtani said using technology in municipalelections contributed to easing access to electoral information to candidates and voters.
The electric portal opened new doors in communicating with people and candidates, whether on official website of the municipality or in the Entikhab application on smartphones, saying text messages are among the most effective methods of communicating with voters.

1.48m to vote in municipal polls

11 Nov 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

JEDDAH: Over 1.48 million men and women will vote in the Dec. 12 municipal council elections this year, according to the General Committee for the Municipal Council Elections.
Judai Al-Qahtani, head of the committee, said there would be over 1.35 million men and 130,637 women voters, according to a report in an online publication recently.
Al-Qahtani said there would be 548,945 new men and women voters, with men making up 418,380. There were 277,761 men and women found ineligible, which included 51,230 soldiers. Military personnel are not allowed to vote.

31 female candidates withdraw from polls

27 Oct 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

MADINAH: Thirty-one female candidates have withdrawn from the upcoming municipal council elections.
This is according to Jedaie’ Al-Qahtani, spokesman of the committee overseeing the polls, who said there would now be 1,071 women candidates contesting the elections on Dec. 12.
These withdrawals took place in governorates across the Kingdom and are not an indication that there is any less enthusiasm for the polls, he was quoted as saying by a local publication on Monday.

Women as ghost candidates

16 Oct 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Saudi Gazette

Khalaf Al-Harbe (Opinión)-.

We like to talk big in front of TV cameras on condition that what we say should never be translated on the real ground or put into practice. Let it forever remain only talk, no more.

For instance, we love to appear before the world that we believe in women’s rights and totally support them.

We want the world understand that we strongly believe in the big role Saudi women play in social development. This also has one simple condition: that this role should never happen.

Over 6,900 Jeddah voters dropped out

07 Oct 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — The local committee for the upcoming third municipal elections here has dropped out a total of 6,922 men and women voters for various errors or incomplete data.

The committee's spokesman, Saud Al-Tuwaim, said 21 new candidates were added to the list of the contenders.

He said the voters who were registered for the previous elections were 91,547 to which 26,248 new voters were added raising the total number of eligible voters in Jeddah and its suburbs to  117,795.

Municipal poll candidates get list of dos and don’ts

06 Oct 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

JEDDAH: Candidates contesting the municipal council elections later this year are banned from using the state logo and flag, mosques, public buildings and sports clubs in their campaigns.
The prohibitions include religious and tribal signs and symbols, names and photographs of public officials, and public and private television stations inside and outside the country, a local publication reported recently.

Polls: 1,066 women among 7,600 in fray

05 Oct 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

A total of 7,600 candidates are in fray for municipal council elections. Judeh Al-Qahtani, president of the executive committee of municipal elections, said 1,066 of them are women.
He said the scrutiny of the candidates’ papers would take some time. “The final list will be published in two months,” he said. Al-Qahtani said there had been no challenges, either for candidates or voters.

Municipal polls: 6,140 candidates in the fray

01 Oct 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Saudi Gazette

A total of  6,140 men and women candidates will contest the third municipal elections to be held on Dec. 12, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and published Wednesday by Makkah daily.

The report said the candidates consist of 5,275 men and 865 women who are participating for the first time as voters and candidates.

According to the report, Asir Province has 47 men but no women candidates. With 1,061 contenders, Riyadh region has the largest number of candidates consisting of 899 men and 162 women.

Casi 900 mujeres serán candidatas en las elecciones municipales de Arabia Saudí

01 Oct 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
ABC

Casi 900 mujeres han presentado su candidatura para las elecciones municipales que se celebrarán en el conservador reino el próximo 12 de diciembre, unos comicios en los que por primera vez podrán votar y ser candidatas.

Según los datos publicados este miércoles por el Ministerio de Asuntos Municipales y Rurales y recogidos por 'Saudi Gazette', un total de 6.140 candidatos se han registrado para optar a los puestos en los 284 consejos municipales que se elegirán en todo el reino.

Over 1.7 million to vote in civic elections

18 Sep 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

RIYADH: Over 1.7 million Saudis will participate in the country’s Dec. 12 elections, according to Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh, municipal and rural affairs minister.
There were 791,411 voters in the first elections and 405,783 in the second one, Al-Asheikh was quoted as saying by a local publication on Wednesday. He thanked the leadership for organizing the elections and amending legislation that would ensure it takes place smoothly.

Civic councils ‘should help appoint mayors’

05 Sep 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

JEDDAH: The country’s newly elected municipal councils should have a say in selecting mayors and secretaries general of cities, participants at a Municipal Councils Forum suggested on Thursday.
They proposed that the councils should compile a list of nominees and send it to the Municipal and Rural Affairs Ministry for approval, a local publication reported.
Meanwhile, the participants suggested that the ministry work out a mechanism to monitor the performance of council members, to ensure they fulfill their mandate.

Women seek gender-based voting system

03 Sep 2015
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab News

AL-NAIRIYA: Women in Al-Nairiya governorate have called on the government to only allow gender-based voting because they believe this would allow women to get places on the new municipal councils.
Nouf Al-Otaibi, a businesswoman in the area, said men can get more votes than women. She said men should vote for men and women for women. 
Hind Al-Maliki said men have significant authority in the governorate that enables them to get more votes, which makes it unfair competition.

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