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Majlis Al Shura elections: Salalah to elect two representatives from among eight candidates

25 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Salalah: In the Wilayat of Salalah, voters headed to the ballot boxes to elect two representatives among the eight candidates. The number of male and female voters stood at 32,818.

Four election centres are prepared to receive voters, namely Khoula bint Hakeem School in West Salalah, A'Sa'adah School in A'Sa'adah, Zeik School in the Niyabat of Zeik and Ghado School in the Niyabat of Ghado.

Ministry of Interior approves 107 centres in Oman for Majlis Al Shura polls

20 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Muscat: A total of 107 centres have been approved by the Ministry of Interior for the casting of votes for the Majlis Al Shura elections scheduled for October 25. The polling booths in the various wilayats are as follows:

Muscat Governorate:

Muscat: Al Zahra Basic Education School and Safana bint Hatem Al Taei Basic Education School;

Muttrah: Wattaya Basic Education School and Imam Jaber bin Zaid School;

Al Amerat: Al Sahba bint Rabia General Education School for Girls and Al Harith bin Khalid Basic Education School;

Omanis living in GCC countries start voting for Majlis Al Shura election

18 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Omanis living in GCC countries have started voting for the representatives of their choice for Majlis Al Shura’s eighth term elections.

Voting started at 8 am on Sunday, October 18 in Sultanate’s embassies across GCC countries and the Commercial Office of the Sultanate in Dubai.

Omanis living in GCC countries can vote till 6 pm on Sunday.

Talking about the technologies used in the 8th term elections, Salim bin Humaid Al Hajri, Chairman of Preparation Committee for Majlis Al Shura eighh Term Elections explained that e-voting is used for the voting process.

Voting for Oman's Majlis Al Shura soon

07 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Muscat: Voting in the Sultanate’s embassies in other GCC countries and the Commercial Office of the Sultanate in Dubai, will be held on Sunday, October 18, in addition to the working committees who will vote at the election centre in Muscat, Salim bin Humaid Al Hajri, Chairman of Preparation Committee for Majlis Al Shura 8th Term Elections, has said.

Voters from the governorates of Dhofar and Musandam present in the Governorate of Muscat will vote at the same centre, he added.

107 polling stations

Voting for Oman's Majlis Al Shura soon

07 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Muscat: Voting in the Sultanate’s embassies in other GCC countries and the Commercial Office of the Sultanate in Dubai, will be held on Sunday, October 18, in addition to the working committees who will vote at the election centre in Muscat, Salim bin Humaid Al Hajri, Chairman of Preparation Committee for Majlis Al Shura 8th Term Elections, has said.

Voters from the governorates of Dhofar and Musandam present in the Governorate of Muscat will vote at the same centre, he added.

107 polling stations

Elections Committee to announce final list of voters in Oman today

06 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Muscat: The Interior Ministry confirmed that the election committees in the Wilayats will announce on Wednesday (today) the final lists of voters, (611, 906) in numbers, at the Walis’ offices and on the election website www.election.gov.om/shura.

The Main Committee for Majlis Al Shura 8th Term Elections had adopted the final lists of voters during a meeting yesterday chaired by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Chairman of the Committee.

Candidates launch campaigns for Shura Election in Oman

03 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Muscat: Oman is fully prepared for the 2015-2019 Shura Council election, to be held on October 25 through unprecedented public electoral campaigns.

Authorities will allow candidates to use any means to campaign, as per electoral regulations.

Electoral signs and banners of candidates are a common scene in Muscat and other provinces.

Hilal Al Wuhaibi, a candidate from Mutrah province, said that he put up more than five campaign posters in Mutrah in the hopes of reaching a wider audience.

“I used Twitter, Whatsapp and Facebook [to campaign],” said Al Wuhaibi.

Candidate wants to tap into women’s vote base in Oman elections

02 Oct 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Muscat: In high spirits and with a relentless pursuit to compete in the next Shura Council election in Oman, to be held on October 25, Balqees Al Nadabi, one of the 20 women vying for seats in the election nationwide, is ready for the race.

She is among 10 candidates of Baushar province in Muscat for the next election, but faces stiff competition from Mohammad Al Busaidi, a popular former member of the Shura from her constituency, who is also a candidate for the next elections.

Majlis Al Shura election date announced

17 Sep 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Muscat: Majlis Al Shura election date was announced by Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, on Thursday.

Issuing a decision the minister announced that Sunday, the October 25, 2015 as the date for the Majlis Al Shura 8th term elections.

As per the decision, all election centres in the Sultanate will be open from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm on October 25, 2015.

Use media to contact voters in Majlis Al Shura polls, urge Omanis

16 Sep 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Muscat: Citizens have urged the candidates contesting the Majlis Al Shura elections to use the radio and television to reach out to voters.

Hamed Al Hashimi from the Al Sharqiyah governorate recommended changing the way in which electoral campaigning is done. “The candidates should participate in TV and radio programmes to share their plans for the upcoming elections to help citizens decide whom they should vote for.”

There are 596 candidates vying for the 85 seats, including 20 women, who are already campaigning actively.

Majlis Al Shura candidates warned against bribing Omani voters

02 Sep 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

Muscat: As the October elections for the Majlis Al Shura approach, candidates have been reminded against indulging in bribery and other such illegal activities to influence the elections.

As per the law for the Majlis Al Shura elections, Article 71 states that candidates who bribe a voter will have to face imprisonment between six months and three years and pay a fine between OMR1,000 and OMR3,000.

78 candidates withdraw from Oman Shura elections

30 Ago 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Twenty women among 596 candidates remaining in the fray for 85 seats.

Seventy-eight candidates vying for seats in Oman’s Shura council have withdrawn from the elections slated for October citing personal reasons, according to the Ministry of Interior.

The number of candidates still in the race stands at 596, including 20 women.

Dhofar is the governorate with the highest number of candidates at 126, followed by Dhakliyah with 77, Muscat with 70, South Batinah with 61 and North Batinah with 60.

Preliminary list of candidates for Majlis A’Shura polls announced

24 Ago 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Muscat Daily

The Elections Committee on Sunday announced the preliminary list of candidates for the Majlis A’Shura’s eighth term polls. The list can be checked at walis’ offices across the sultanate and accessed on www.election.gov.om/shura

The deadline for raising objections against any candidate in the list is five days from the date of announcement.

Drop in female Shura aspirants cause for concern in Oman

07 Ago 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

MUSCAT: Only 21 out of the 674 candidates for October’s Majlis Al Shura elections are women, a number that is raising concerns about the lack of female representation in Oman’s political system.

In the 2011 elections 77 out of the 1,133 candidates were women, a total of 6.7 per cent. This year women represent just 3.1 per cent. In the current Majlis Al Shura, the lone woman, Naama Jamil Al Busaidi, makes up 1.2 per cent of the 84-member chamber.

Drop in Shura candidates no sign of waning interest in Oman

24 Jul 2015
Omán
Fuente: 
Times of Oman

A sharp decrease in the number of candidates vying for the Majlis Al Shura is not an indication that people are losing interest in Oman’s political system, according to experts.

There are 674 candidates on the final list for this year’s elections, according to the Ministry of Interior — 40 per cent fewer than the 1,113 candidates who stood for election in 2011.

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