Noticias

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces new UAE Cabinet

10 Feb 2016
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Eight new ministers, five of them women, have joined the federal Government in the biggest shake-up in its history.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the appointments to the 12th Cabinet on Wednesday.

The announcements came after consultation with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and with the approval of the President, Sheikh Khalifa.

Emiratos Árabes creará el «Ministerio de la Felicidad»

09 Feb 2016
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
ABC

El primer ministro de los Emiratos Árabes Unidos anunció ayer vía Twitter que el país privatizará algunos servicios públicos, así como la creación de una nueva posición, el ministro de estado dedicado a garantizar la felicidad de sus ciudadanos, según informa AlJazeera.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, que también es el gobernante de Dubai, hizo estos comentarios en Twitter después de aparecer en la Cumbre Mundial del Gobierno organizada en este país.

Huge turnout for Sharjah Consultative Council elections

29 Ene 2016
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The first day of voting for Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) elections on Thursday saw a huge turnout across all nine polling stations. Citizens flocked to cast their votes for the candidates they believe will be perfect to convey their messages to the government.

Voters arrived early morning even before the polls began at 8am, showing their enthusiasm in participating in decision-making process.

Sharjah approves candidates list for milestone council poll

03 Ene 2016
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

SHARJAH// Two hundred candidates have been approved to stand for the 21 seats on the Sharjah Consultative Council.

On Sunday, the Sharjah Election Committee announced the initial list of approved candidates for the first local election in the history of the country.

The list includes 43 women.

In Sharjah city, 96 applications, including 25 women, were approved to compete for six seats.

The eastern region has had the second-highest number of candidates, with 30 competing in Khor Fakkan and 23 in Kalba for three seats in each district.

Voting registration deadline for Sharjah elections extended

15 Dic 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

SHARJAH // Registration has been extended for people wanting to vote in the Sharjah Consultative Council elections

The higher committee of the SCC has extended registration to December 19, from December 17, following requests from citizens.

Fourteen registration centres — six in Sharjah City and one each at Al Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba, Hamriya, Maliha, Madam and Al Batayeh- are open for Emiratis from 8am to 6pm.

'Sharjah council polls highlight maturity of electoral process'

14 Dic 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The Sharjah Advisory Council elections highlights the maturity of the parliamentary experience, and marks a new step in the efforts to strengthen political participation and empower citizens, a UAE minister has said.

Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said the political empowerment programme, launched by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in 2005, represents a distinguished approach in political development and enhancing the political awareness of the citizens.

Emiratis turn out to register for Sharjah elections

13 Dic 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

SHARJAH // Emiratis are answering the call to duty and registering in large numbers for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections.

The deadline for registration is Thursday and Mansoor bin Nassar, head of the higher elections committee, encouraged Emiratis to become involved after a disappointing number visited registration centres last week.

“This is the first local elections to happen in the country and we urge citizens to register for voting and candidacy,” Mr bin Nassar said.

Education and public speaking skills were key for FNC voters, study finds

11 Dic 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Oration, education and the electoral campaign of a candidate were the major influences on who Emiratis voted for in the recent FNC elections, a study shows.

The report, How do Emirati Voters Determine for Whom to Vote in FNC Elections? by UAE University professors Abdulfattah Yaghi and Osman Antwi-Boateng, questioned 1,800 Emirati voters, out of which 1,518 results were assessed.

About 86 per cent of the interviewed sample considered a candidate’s speechmaking skills as a major factor in their appeal.

Come, be part of electoral process, citizens urged

07 Dic 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Emiratis eligible to vote for the upcoming Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) elections have been urged to register at the Sharjah Municipality and other centres in their electoral zones.

The registration process for the SCC elections began on Sunday at the Sharjah Municipality.

Khalid Al Midfa, head of the Media Committee for SCC elections, said six registration centres have been set up in the Sharjah City. In addition, registration centres have been set up in the Dhaid, Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Dibba Al Hisn, Hamriya, Maliha, Madam and Al Bataeh areas.

Registration steady for Sharjah Consultative Council elections

06 Dic 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

SHARJAH // Emiratis turned out in numbers on the first day of voting registration for next year’s Sharjah Consultative Council elections.

Staff at registrations centres across the emirate reported a steady flow of citizens keen to give their details, a requirement to take part in next month’s elections.

In June, Sharjah’s Ruler, Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, announced that half of the 42-seat council would be elected by citizens, with the rest appointed.

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi becomes region’s first female leader of a national assembly

18 Nov 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Dr Amal Al Qubaisi was on Wednesday appointed President of the Federal National Council, making her the region’s first female leader of a national assembly.

“I am proud to take this seat for the first time as a woman in the Arab world,” she said, after winning the role of President and Speaker unopposed.

“I dedicate this achievement to the great women of the UAE, and to the Mother of the Nation, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.”

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates new FNC term

18 Nov 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Wednesday inaugurated the 16th legislative term of the Federal National Council.

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai attended the opening ceremony, walking the red carpet under the swords of the Presidential Guard while a marching band played the national anthem.

He then met FNC officials before entering the Sheikh Zayed Hall to greet the Rulers awaiting him.

After verses of the Quran had been recited, the new term was convened.

UAE announces 20 FNC appointments for new term

17 Nov 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Eight women are among the 20 Federal National Council members appointed by the emirates’ Rulers.

Noura Al Kaabi, chief executive of the media zone twofour54, and Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, director general of the Abu Dhabi Education Council, were reappointed for Abu Dhabi.

It will be Dr Al Qubaisi’s third term and the second for Ms Al Kaabi, who said she was “very honoured and humbled, and at the same time it is a huge responsibility.

First UAE local elections set for Sharjah in January

16 Nov 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

SHARJAH // The first elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council will begin on January 30 and last for two days.

Those elected to the 21 seats will serve a four-year term.

The Sharjah Ruler, Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, in June announced that half the consultative council would be elected, with the other 21 seats filled by Ruler appointees.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets with Abu Dhabi’s FNC Elections Committee

13 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // A good turnout and smooth voting process for this year’s Federal National Council elections has earned the National Elections Committee praise from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Sheikh Mohammed thanked the NEC during a meeting in the capital with members of the Abu Dhabi FNC Elections Committee.

FNC election winners cleared to take seats

11 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

Naser Al Remeithi.-

ABU DHABI // The 20 candidates who won election to the Federal National Council have been cleared to take their seats on the new consultative body.

And Yemeni pupils are also winners, after the National Elections Commission decided to donate the many computers, touchscreens, laptops and printers used in the ballot to schools in the country.

The NEC said its appeals committee had found no objections to any of the winners.

Youngest candidate attributes win to social media

05 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Jasmine Al Kuttab.-

Perhaps a strong presence on social media was the reason behind the win for the youngest FNC candidate, Saeed Al Rumaithi who won from Abu Dhabi.

 

Minutes after the results were announced, Saeed Al Rumaithi, one of the winning candidates who will be representing Abu Dhabi, told Khaleej Times that although his win is certainly a great and exciting achievement for him, he nonetheless still has a lot of responsibility to carry on his shoulder.

 

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