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.