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Lessons in elections for FNC candidates

25 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Candidates for the Federal National Council will undergo a three-day workshop to prepare them for their upcoming election campaigns.

The workshops, run by the General Secretariat of the FNC, will include sessions on parliamentary knowledge and advice on how to organise their campaigns.

This includes: how to create a campaign team, how to communicate with the voters, how to set up the campaign budget and how to use social media, said Dr Mohammed Al Mazrouei, the secretary general of the council.

Overseas voting enhances political participation, official says

25 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: As a part of the preparations by the National Election Committee (NEC) for the Federal National Council elections, the UAE Embassies and diplomatic missions abroad have commenced work to conduct the voting process.

In line with the framework of coordination between NEC and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the procedures guide and ballot boxes for the elections have been dispatched to UAE diplomatic missions abroad.

Preliminary list of 347 FNC poll candidates announced

23 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The electoral process for the Federal National Council elections 2015 has reached an important milestone with completion of the registration of candidates and the announcement of the preliminary list of candidates, 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.

349 register for FNC elections

21 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

As many as 90 nominations, including 26 from women, were received by the National Election Committee on Thursday, the fifth and last day of the candidate registration process for the Federal National Council Elections 2015, taking the total number of registered candidates to 349.

The NEC will declare the preliminary list on August 23, and the final list on August 31. Candidates can request withdrawal not later than September 14.

FNC candidates list sets stage for even contests, officials say

21 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: With many former Federal National Council (FNC) members who won seats in the 2006 and 2011 elections contesting again, officials expect the FNC elections set for October 3 to be a very tight race.

“As the UAE confidently advances towards creating a more mature and securely institutionalised democracy, the Federal National Council elections 2015 will be a very tight race,” said Ahmad Bin Shabib Al Daheri, former deputy speaker of the FNC and member of the National Election Committee.

On first day of UAE registrations, 14 of 102 set to run for council elections are women

17 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Arabian Business

Around 102 members of the UAE's Electoral Committees seeking to run for the Federal National Council Elections 2015 submitted their nominations when Registration Centres opened for the first time on Sunday.

The first day nominations included 14 female candidates. Of the nine registration centres, 24 nominations were made in Abu Dhabi, including two by women. In Dubai, six women registered to run in the elections.

FNC nominations: Candidates from all walks of life outline campaign agendas

17 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Dubai: Candidates continued to nominate themselves in large numbers on day two of the nominations for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections on Monday.

In Sharjah, eight members registered for the candidacy, including a woman, while in Ajman seven people signed in for the nominations.

Aisha Mutawa Al Suwaidi, Principal of Al Manar Model School in Sharjah, thanked the Rulers of the country for giving her this wonderful opportunity, following the registration of her candidature at the Sharjah Consultative Council.

Registration for FNC polls begins today

16 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Registration begins today for candidates hoping to run in the Federal National Council's 2015 elections. The National Election Committee has set up registration centres in all seven Emirates. In Dubai, registration will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The centres will remain open until Thursday, August 20.

Registration is open to any member of the UAE's 224,279 member electoral college, which includes 53,568 members from Dubai, 90,408 from Abu Dhabi, 27,455 from Ras Al Khaimah, 31,766 from Sharjah, 10,887 from Fujairah, 6,090 from Ajman and 4,105 from Umm Al Quwain.

Nominations for FNC polls

13 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Federal National Council Affairs urged members to register their names from August16 to 20.

The centres are Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Baynounah Institute of Sciences and Technology; Dubai: World Trade Centre; Sharjah: Sharjah Consultative Council; Ras Al Khaimah: Culture, Youth & Community Development Centre; Umm Al Quwain: the Executive Council; Fujairah: Chamber of Commerce &Industry; Ajman: Humaid bin Rashid Hall. - Wam

Registration of FNC candidates to start on Sunday

12 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Federal National Council Affairs and head of the National Election Committee (NEC) has called for broad and active participation in the Federal National Council (FNC) elections scheduled to be held on October 3.

“Broad and effective participation in the FNC elections will open new horizons for the parliamentary life in the UAE and render successful the political empowerment of citizens,” Dr Gargash said.

Emirati youth are key pillars in UAE electoral process, says Gargash

10 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

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 (NEC), has underlined the role of UAE national youth as an integral part of the national electoral process.

He called for their active participation in the Federal National Council (FNC) elections, urging them to choose their representatives honestly by exercising their electoral rights.

Shaikha Manal seeks active participation of Emirati women in FNC polls

09 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The active participation of UAE women in the next Federal National Council (FNC) elections should be considered a national priority, according to Shaikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

Emirati women urged to stand in FNC elections

08 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

DUBAI // Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum says Emirati women have a national duty to take part in the coming Federal National Council elections.

Sheikha Manal, President of the Gender Balance Council, said Emirati women could fulfil their potential by contributing to the country’s prosperity through the council.

“I would like to take this opportunity call on women to run for the FNC’s elections in order to achieve our aspirations and desired goals, and increase the political and economic participation,” she said.

FNC elections ‘will be a politically empowering, unifying process’

05 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // The Federal National Council elections will be a politically empowering, unifying process for the whole country, says the chairman of the organising body.

“Any development that a country goes through needs to be a complete one and the political process is one of those essential components,” said Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for FNC Affairs and chairman of the National Election Commission.

Dr Gargash addressed a group of military officers and policemen on the October 3 elections, at the Armed Forces Officers Club on Wednesday.

FNC election campaign rules laid out

04 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

SHARJAH // Sectarianism and intolerance have no place in campaigns for the Federal National Council polls, the head of Sharjah’s election organising body has said.

Mansour bin Nassar, head of the emirate’s National Election Committee, said candidates should get their messages across in advertisements and posters without being offensive or disrespectful of social values.

“Every candidate has the right to promote himself freely provided that he adheres to values and community principles,” said Mr bin Nassar, at a meeting with Sharjah Municipality.

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