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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.

National Election Commission to monitor FNC candidates’ campaigns

20 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

The National Election Commission is monitoring the advertising campaigns of Federal National Council candidates in all emirates and will take legal action against anyone who breaches regulations.

The NEC aimed to preserve the integrity of the electoral process, reported Al Ittihad, the Arabic language sister paper of The National.

Candidates were required to provide information and slogans for voters objectively and rationally, away from hyperbole and exaggeration.

FNC candidate will not opt for any political campaigns

15 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Without embarking on a political campaign, a potential Federal National Council (FNC) member, Fatima Al Zaabi, is making it her aim to attest to the UAE and the wider society that one can accomplish a feat as well as rise to success merely through perseverance and hard work.

When asked about the different focal points that the 33-year old Abu-Dhabi based engineer aspires to concentrate on, Fatima revealed that she will not be concentrating on one particular sector as her desire is to solely address people’s daily challenges and concerns.

FNC elections race gets tough with 12 candidates standing down

15 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The Federal National Council elections, set to be held on October 3, are getting tough with 12 candidates withdrawing from the race, officials said yesterday (Tuesday).

Dr Saeed Al Gafli, assistant undersecretary for FNC Affairs and a member of the National Election Committee, said withdrawals indicated that the FNC polls this year will be more competitive and only serious candidates remained in the fray.

“Standing down from the race is also indicative of a maturing and more professional electoral process,” Dr Al Gafli stressed.

Women elected to FNC must step up and be strong voices

15 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

The call went out and the nation’s women answered.

Now they have to be elected and they have to make themselves heard.

Last month, Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for FNC Affairs and Chairman of the National Election Committee, said women taking part in the elections strengthened the approach adopted by the country’s leadership.

And Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, President of the Gender Balance Council, urged women to take part.

FNC e-voting process announced

13 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The National Election Committee (NEC) announced the procedures to use the electronic voting system during the Federal National Council Elections 2015.

Voting will be carried out electronically during the period of early voting from September 28-30 as well as on Election Day on October 3.

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