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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.

FNC elections: 48 hours 'electoral silence' from October 1

01 Oct 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The National Election Committee (NEC) has announced that the electoral process for the Federal National Council Elections 2015 will enter a period of electoral silence for 48 hours, starting from October 1 to October 3, on election day.

The NEC has urged all candidates and their representatives as well as the media to refrain from any form of election campaign during this period.

FNC elections: 'Focus on candidates who care for families'

30 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Jasmine Al Kuttab.-

Candidates at the FNC polling station at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre urged voters to pick those who have the best interest of families.

Shamma Khamis Al Hameli told Khaleej Times that her focus will be on Emirati families. She believes that a solid family is the core foundation of the future. "Family is most important," she said, adding that, "if the family is strong, the country will be strong."

Crowds flock to FNC polling stations

29 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Dozens of Emiratis headed to the Dubai World Trade Centre to cast their ballots on the first morning of early voting for Federal National Council Elections 2015. Many of Dubai's 60 candidates were on hand to vote, meet with supporters and inspect the voting booths.

Among the candidates present on Monday was Ismael Albanna Al Bastaki, Director of International Organisation and Bodies at the Dubai Municipality.

In an interview with Khaleej Times, Albanna said he was impressed with how smooth the voting process was in comparison to the last round of FNC elections.

Emirati voters cast ballots during early FNC polls

28 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Exercising the right to political participation, witnessing a turning point in the country or merely supporting a colleague were among the reasons that drove crowds of eager Emiratis to cast their ballots for their desired Federal National Council (FNC) candidate.

Despite the diversity of goals, each of the voters and candidates who queued up at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) shared one common objective — to build an even greater UAE.

E-voting technology adopted by UAE a pioneering experiment in the region

27 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: By adopting an election protection system, the National Election Committee reiterates its commitment to hold an election that is characterised by the highest degree of fairness and transparency by implementing the best internationally recognised practices used in the world’s most successful parliaments, said Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the National Election Committee.

FNC 2015: Emiratis abroad flock to polling stations

22 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The electoral process has been extended outside the UAE for the first time in a move aimed at allowing Emirati citizens to exercise their voting rights even if they are residing in a foreign country.

 UAE citizens residing abroad are continuing to vote in the Federal National Council Elections 2015 at 94 polling stations at UAE embassies and consulates around the world.

More than 1,000 cast ballots in FNC vote overseas

22 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

More than 1,000 voters took part in overseas elections for the Federal National Council, which ended on Monday.

The National Election Commission said polling centres in Germany, the US and the UK had the greatest number of overseas voters, out of the 1,389 who took part. Germany had 280 voters, while the US had 255 and the UK had 95.

Ninety-four polling stations were set up at UAE embassies and diplomatic missions worldwide for the polls, which marked the first time eligible Emiratis could vote overseas.

FNC ex-candidates cite reasons for stepping down

21 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Strong competition, financial capacity and the time-consuming process were among the reasons behind some of the applicants stepping down from contesting for a seat at the Federal National Council (FNC).

The National Election Committee (NEC) announced this week that 12 candidates stepped down from the FNC race, of whom seven are from the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Gulf News spoke to two Emiratis who are no longer making their case to UAE citizens on their eligibility to become a FNC member.

Overseas voting: good voter turnout

20 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Polling booths in 94 UAE embassies witnessed good voter turnout in the first overseas voting for the Federal National Council in the country’s history, a senior official said yesterday (Sunday)

“Eligible voters overseas started casting their vote for the Federal National Council for the first time at UAE embassies and missions abroad yesterday (Sunday) and no complaints were reported,” said Tareq Lootah, undersecretary of the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs and chairman of the Election Management Committee.

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