Noticias

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.

 

Why only one woman made it to FNC

05 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Ahmed Shaaban.-

 

Of the 78 women candidates, only one has made it to the Federal National Council (FNC) elections, and ironically, Naema Al Sharhan, also became the first women member from the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

Khaleej Times, in a bid to find answers to this argumentative question talked to some voters here, but they have blamed a variety of reasons for what they believed a 'disappointing trend'.

Jaber Nasser Humaid, an Emirati businessman, said some may believe that women should stay at home.

No one impressed me...so I chose the 'refrain from voting' option

05 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Ahmed Shaaban

Although only a few democracies give voters the right to reject all the election candidates and opt for a 'None of the above / blank vote' option, the UAE is one of the few select countries that allows its voters to indicate disapproval of all the candidates. Other countries that give their citizens this liberty include France, Brazil, India, US, Spain, Belgium and Finland.

National Elections Committee: voter turnout reasonable considering ‘lack of pressure’ in UAE

05 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // While only 35 per cent of the eligible electorate cast their vote in Saturday’s FNC election, experts say this was a reasonable number.

Ahmed Al Dhaheri, a member of the National Elections Commission, said the turnout was not considered low for the UAE level.

“This is the natural rate for societies like the UAE that do not suffer from anyone pressuring them,” he said.

“There is no pressure from the economic, social or political side, because they see that the situation they are in is perfect and whoever comes will maintain that level and even better.”

Emirati women disappointed in lack of female representation in FNC

05 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Emirati women have expressed their disappointment that only one female candidate was elected to the Federal National Council.

Naama Al Sharhan, from Ras Al Khaimah, was the only women out of 78 candidates to succeed by picking up 1,004 votes.

Asma Al Ali, 26, from Ajman, said she hoped many more women would make it on to the council.

“I was shocked, I expected at least one woman from each emirate,” she said. “Every emirate should have one woman so they will follow-up on issues relating to mothers and children.”

FNC elections: Big win for the people of UAE

04 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Never mind most of them couldn't make it. But at the end of the FNC voting on Saturday, camaraderie was all around as the UAE announced "all are winners".

Announcing the 20 elected members to the Federal National Council, Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Federal National Council Affairs, said: "All are winners today. There are 20 seats but there is a greater number of winners and these are the nominees."

Democracy deep-rooted in our society: Shaikh Mohammed

04 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

After visiting the polling centre for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Saturday, he said democracy has been part of the UAE's heritage "since the time of our fathers and forefathers and we inherited that value with pride and belief in our social, cultural and religious legacy without compromising the rich Arab-Islamic culture".

 

 

Winners of FNC elections announced

03 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Voting for Federal National Council concludes in 36 poll stations across the UAE. Follow our live coverage from our reporters across the UAE.

FNC elections saw a total of 79,175 votes with a turnout of 35.29% of the electoral roll across the UAE, said Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Federal National Council Affairs.

"This election process is considered a successful one by all standards," Dr Anwar Gargash.

UAE set for FNC election

02 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Thirty-six polling stations have been prepped across the country to receive voters for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections that will take place tomorrow from 8am until 8pm.

Voters can pick candidates through the electronic voting system which can be accessed by entering the National ID and is the only certified document which authorises its holder to practise his/her electoral right.

The National Elections Committee (NEC) said on Thursday that it has completed all arrangements and procedures.

FNC elections: Over 37,000 vote during early polls

01 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Over 37,660 people cast their votes in the three days of early voting for the Federal National Council elections 2015. Early polls were held at nine polling stations from September 28 to 30.

Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister for FNC Affairs and Head of the National Election Committee (NEC), said an electoral silence will follow for 48 hours, starting from October 1 until the election day on October 3.

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