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.”