Noticias

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.

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 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.

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.

Gargash commends Emirati womens’ successful role in elections

10 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

The UAE leadership is keen to empower women to become real partners in the country’s overall development, said Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the National Election Committee on Thursday.

Gargash commended Emirati women for playing a pivotal role in the success of the electoral process, in a lecture on the Federal National Council (FNC) Elections 2015 at the Sharjah Ladies Club at the event held under the patronage of

FNC candidate aims to appreciate educators

09 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Imparting knowledge through educators is the recipe for building a sophisticated and civilised society, says Obaid Al Zaabi, who is contesting for a seat in the Federal National Coucil (FNC)

However, he said certain measures need to be taken to ensure that these instructors do not feel underprivileged. “And turning this into reality is one of my aims once elected as an FNC member,” said Al Zaabi, who is the former UAE Ambassador to Kuwait.

FNC candidates start their election campaigns

08 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Scores of the 341 candidates running in the Federal National Council (FNC) elections started their campaigns across the UAE yesterday (Tuesday), bidding to win one of the 20 seats available.

The other 20 seats of the UAE’s unicameral house will be filled by Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

The hopefuls were promoting their credentials through billboard and newspaper advertising and press conferences, with many of them embracing the trend by using social media networks including Facebook and Twitter.

FNC election campaigns postponed following UAE soldiers’ deaths

05 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // The start of the campaigning for the Federal National Council elections has been postponed while mourning for the 45 servicemen killed in Yemen continues.

The 341 candidates’ official electioneering period was due to begin on Sunday, but will instead start on Wednesday, said the National Election Committee.

Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for the FNC and chairman of the NEC, offered his condolences to the families of the fallen soldiers.

Explain programmes; suggest solutions, FNC candidates told

04 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Each and every Federal National Council (FNC) candidate shall be bound to explain their programmes to the local National Election Committee (NEC) concerned before starting any electoral campaign.

The committee has instructed all FNC candidates to argue about, defend their political stances, and elaborate all components of their electoral programmes in writing in the all-new election form.

Red lines for FNC candidates

03 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Dubai: A list of things to avoid while campaigning for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections was shared during a workshop on political campaigns on Wednesday.

The workshop was aimed to help ensure candidates comply with executive instructions of the 2015 electoral process and curb any possible electoral violations.

Don’t bribe voters, FNC candidates warned

02 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Abu Dhabi: Slandering other nominees and ‘buying votes’ can lead to individuals’ dismissal from the list of candidates ahead of the upcoming Federal National Council (FNC) elections, officials in the capital said on Wednesday.

Speaking to an audience of candidates for the FNC elections at a workshop on how to launch a political campaign, Dr Mohammad Salim Al Mazrooi, General Secretary of the council, said the voting process does not happen at random but is instead based on scientific methodologies.

Campaign pointers for FNC candidates

02 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Strong local knowledge and realistic promises are crucial in a successful campaign, candidates for the FNC polls were told on Wednesday.

A workshop was held at the Higher Colleges of Technology to pass on successful strategies for attracting voters, after the final list of 341 candidates was released on Monday by the National Election Committee.

'Give civil society right to monitor FNC polls'

01 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The Emirates Human Rights Association (EHRA) has called for giving civil society organisations the right to monitor Federal National Council (FNC) elections.

Urging the National Election Committee to give civil society organisations an observer status, the association said it will ensure transparency, integrity and fairness of the electoral process.

The association said it is "looking forward to seeing an electoral process that ensures the right to political participation to achieve the objectives of the political empowerment programme in the UAE".

22 per cent of FNC hopefuls are women

01 Sep 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Women constitute 22 per cent of the total number of candidates for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections 2015, with 76 women contesting from across the country.

The final electoral list released by the National Election Committee on Monday has 341 nominees from an initial pool of 347.

The committee recorded appeal requests against three candidates - two from Sharjah and one from Abu Dhabi. After a review process, the two appeals in Sharjah were accepted, while the third was rejected.

Women answer call to FNC duty

31 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // The call for more women to take part in the Federal National Council elections has been met with great response – they make up almost a quarter of the final list.

The National Election Commission announced 341 candidates, including five past members, are eligible to run for the council. Of these, 78 are women.

Three appeals against those standing were lodged with the NEC and two were upheld, removing an Abu Dhabi candidate and one from Ras Al Khaimah from the race.

FNC election volunteer staff begin their training

26 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // The National Election Commission has been overwhelmed by applications – most of them from women – to volunteer for the FNC elections.

It is now training 1,400 volunteers from the 2,549 who applied after the offers were reviewed by a committee.

“It is great to see so many women taking part in the coming elections and having so many women volunteer in the organisation of the elections, especially as we embark on the first UAE Women’s Day,” said Ahlam Al Lamki, a director at the General Women’s Union.

Why we want to serve: FNC hopefuls on last lap to poll

25 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Candidates for the Federal National Council have told of their reasons for stepping forward, as the objection process for the elections began on Monday.

Sheikh Musallam Salem bin Ham Al Ameri said the people of his emirate had asked him to nominate himself. “The idea was crossing my mind, but when the people asked me to run I was happy to,” said Sheikh Al Ameri, 37, chief executive of Kolluna Al Emarat.

The society promotes Emirati identity and trains nationals to deal with emergencies.

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