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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.

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.

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.

FNC candidate registration centres set up ahead of vote

02 Ago 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Registration centres for the Federal National Council elections in October are ready and waiting for candidates to arrive this month.

The registration process will begin on August 16 and run until August 20.

Candidates must be at least 25 years old on election day on October 3, literate and a citizen of the emirate they live in, and have a certificate of good conduct.

Nearly 225,000 Emiratis are eligible to vote or stand as candidates, compared with 135,308 at the last election in 2011. More than two thirds are under 40, and nearly half are women.

Candidates can register through authorised persons: NEC

30 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Khaleej Times

The National Election Committee (NEC) has announced a new step towards facilitating the registration of candidates for the Federal National Council Elections 2015, by allowing Electoral College members to authorise their representatives to submit the application on their behalf to the Emirate Committee of their respective emirate.

FNC polls registration made easy

29 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

ABU DHABI // Those eligible to vote or stand for the FNC polls will be able to nominate someone to register for them, the National Election Commission announced on Wednesday.

Tariq Lootah, chairman of the Election Management Committee, said registration by proxy would make it easier for voters and candidates to take part.

Many Emiratis said their busy lives made it difficult for them to sign up for the elections.

Emirati volunteers sought for FNC election polling stations

22 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

DUBAI // Emiratis are being called upon to participate in this year’s Federal National Council elections by volunteering at polling stations.

The National Election Committee (NEC) wants as many people as possible to get involved in this third FNC election, which will be, by far, the biggest yet.

With the help of the Higher Colleges of Technology, the NEC has tailored a training programme that nationals must complete if they are to qualify as volunteers helping out in the country’s elections.

Inside the FNC: Candidates must not exaggerate to win power

21 Jul 2015
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
The National

Last month, a National Election Committee official warned against illegal practices ahead of the upcoming Federal National Council elections.

These include racial intolerance, buying votes by way of gifts and promises and exaggerations in campaigns that may lead to slander and insults, according to Al Ittihad, The National’s Arabic-language sister newspaper.

There was no official acknowledgement of any breaches during the previous election, in 2011.

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