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Over 100 Women Selected as Candidates for UAE’s Federal National Council Elections

For the elections for the Federal National Council, more than 100 women have been selected as candidates. According to state news agency Wam, the National Elections Commission announced the final list of candidates on Saturday.

It comes a week after the preliminary list of 309 candidates for the elections, which are scheduled to take place on October 7. 36 candidates (11%) are between the ages of 25 and 35, while there are 128 female candidates, or 41% of the total.

The most candidates for the election are in Abu Dhabi with 118, followed by Dubai with 57, Sharjah with 50, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah with 21, 24, and 15 candidates, respectively.
In Abu Dhabi, there are 54 female candidates. There were 479 candidates in 2019, 182 of them were female.

The website of the National Election Committee has a complete list of the candidates.
The FNC, the consultative parliament of the UAE, is essential to formulating national policies, promoting discourse, and guaranteeing Emirati opinions are heard.

The 40-member body, which is made up of 20 elected representatives and 20 appointees, offers a forum for discussion, debate, and decision-making on issues of national significance. Council members represent the opinions and concerns of the voters on significant regional matters and are chosen from all seven emirates. Election campaigns will start on September 11 and run for 23 days, with the deadline for withdrawals being September 26.

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