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FNC election 2015: As it happened

20 winners for the Federal National Council announced as the election process concludes

  • Marwan Ahmad Ali Bin Galita Al Muhairi raises his son Khalifa’s hand (left)after winning the FNC election inImage Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News
  • The relatives of FNC winner Khalifa Al Mazroui, (not present), are seen celebrating after the FNC election resImage Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
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  • Sohail Mubarak Al Rashidi, who claims to be 115 years old, arrives to vote at the ADNEC polling centre.Image Credit: Abdul rahman/gulf News
  • Emirati women arrive at the polling station at ADNEC center in Abu Dhabi to cast vote in the FNC elections on Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
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    Shaikh Mohammad at the Dubai World Trade Centre on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
  • Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri
    FNC election: Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri is the first to vote at the Dubai World Trade CImage Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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    FNC election: Voters throng a poll station at Dubai World Trade Centre on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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    Emiratis wait for their turn to cast their vote in the FNC election on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News
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    Women make up a minority of voters at the FNC election in Umm Al Quwain on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Faisal Masudi/Gulf News
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    Emiratis wait for their turn to cast their vote in the FNC election on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News
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    The first female voter at the FNC polling station in Dubai World Trade Centre on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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    Emiratis vote at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation Hall in Umm Al Quwain on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Faisal Masudi/Gulf News
  • Shaikha Al Suwaidi
    Shaikha Al Suwaidi, the first Emirati female photographer, cast her vote in Dubai on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Maria Botros/Gulf News
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    Saliman Al Beloushi (right), with Adeeb Al Beloushi (left) and Dana Al Beloushi (centre) at the Dubai World TrImage Credit: Noor Nazzal/Gulf News
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    UAE soldier Khalifa Hamdan Al Hamoodi (seated), who got injured while fighting in Yemen, participates in the FImage Credit: Shafaat A. Shahbandari/Gulf News
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    Emiratis arrive at the World Trade Centre polling station to cast their vote Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Salem Mohammad Al Rammasi
    Salem Mohammad Al Rammasi (left), 90, arrives at the Fujairah Exhibition Centre to vote.Image Credit: Shafaat Shahbandari/Gulf News
  • Voter Latifa Al Suwaidi
    In Dubai, Latifa Al Suwaidi, says her vote went to a candidate who supports people with special needs.Image Credit: Noorhan Barakat/Gulf News
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    In Fujairah, 70-year-old Zayed Abdullah was among the first voters in the emirate on October 3, 2015.Image Credit: Shafaat A. Shahbandari/Gulf News
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    Ibtisam Al Loghani, one of the seven female nominees from Fujairah, was at a poll station early to vote on OctImage Credit: Shafaat A. Shahbandari/Gulf News
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    UAE nationals register their votes at a polling booth in Sharjah Expo Centre. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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Voting for Federal National Council concludes in 36 poll stations across the UAE. Here are updates from our reporters across the UAE.

10.40pm Abu Dhabi: 'A successful one by all standards'

FNC elections saw a total of 79,157 votes with a turnout of 35.29% of the electoral roll across the UAE, said Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Federal National Council Affairs.

"This election process is considered a successful one by all standards," Dr Anwar Gargash.

"Through team work, the UAE succeeds and continues to prosper, grow and develop. There are too many people to thank but I'd like to thank the National Election Council (NEC) and its members and to the Council members across all Emirates for all the effort they made."

"Over 400 volunteers participated from different ages at various centres and this has been a prosperous experience to them and to us. We also need to thank those who lead the elections and all their teams," Dr Gargash added at a press conference held after the announcement of the winning FNC members.

"All are winners today. There are 20 seats but there is a greater number of winners and these are the nominees. We would also like to send out condolences to the family of deceased Ras Al Khaimah candidate Aziz Al Shehhi."

"In total, the elections witnessed 79,157 votes representing 35.29 per cent of the total electoral roll. Meanwhile during the 2011 round of elections 25877 votes and participation of 27.75 per cent of the electorate."
 

10.00 pm Abu Dhabi: winners

Khalifa Suhail Ali Rabee' Al Mazroui with 2,167 votes
Matar Hamad Matar Omaira Al Shamsi with 1,634 votes
Saeed Saleh Mezar Saeed Al Rumaithi with 1,597 votes
Saleh Mubarak Musalam Othaith Al Ameri with 1,382 votes
 

9.57pm Dubai: Winners

Hamad Ahmad Al Rahoumi with 2,076 votes
Marwan Ahmad Ali Khalifa Al Muhairi with 961 votes
Khaled Ali Ahmad bin Zayed Al Falasi with 722 votes
Jamal Mohammad Matar Musabeh Al Hai with 672 votes
 

9.55pm Sharjah: winners

Jasim Abdullah Abdul Razzaq Al Naqbi with 787 votes
Salem Obaid Mohammad Obaid Al Hosan Al Shamsi with 644 votes
Mohammad Ali Saif Ali Bani Kateb with 519 votes

9.53pm Ras Al Khaimah: winners

Salem Ali Ahmad Ali Al Shehhi with 2,037 votes
Ahmad Yousuf Mohammad Darwish Al Noaimi with 1,358 votes
Naema Abdullah Saeed Al Sharhan with 1004 votes

9.50pm Fujairah: winners

Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Yamahi with 912 votes
Ahmad Mohammad Mobarak Abdullah Al Hammoodi with 546 votes.

Ajman: Winners

Hamad Abdullah Al Ghafli
Salem Abdullah Al Shamsi
 

UAQ: winners

Khalfan Abdullah Salem Humaid Bin Youkha Al Ali with 382 votes
Obaid Humaid Obaid Ali Saeed Al Ali with 372 votes
 

9:22pm, Abu Dhabi: Counting in progress. Process will take about 20 minutes.

9.18, Abu Dhabi: Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Federal National Council Affairs and Sultan Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice will write the password to unlock the participants results.

The system will calculate and distribute the votes among the FNC candidates and the preliminary results of the 329 nominees will be announced and displayed on the screen at the ADNEC.
 

8.57pm, Abu Dhabi: Voting will officially stop at 9pm and the preliminary results of all 329 candidates across the UAE will be announced.

 8.55pm, Abu Dhabi: Organisers have confirmed that the results will be announced live on local television channels.

8:25pm, Abu Dhabi: 115-year-old man casts vote

Several media representatives and UAE citizens gathered around the inspirational 115 year-old Sohail Mubarak Al Rashidi, who cast his vote today at the ADNEC polling centre.

"This is my second time to vote. The FNC elections continue to instill in me a sense of national pride."

8.20pm, Sharjah

Jameila Rashid Salem, Deputy of the FNC Committee in Sharjah and member of UAE Human Rights Committee, told Gulf News “This is first experience to me in this field ..far a way from human rights work ..I wear the National scarf…It's really a cheerful experience, especially when you see person from special needs or elderly category and helped him/her.

Jameila Rashid SalemJameila Rashid Salem
 

8.10pm, Abu Dhabi: Voters impressed with smooth poll process

Mariam Al Husaini an Emirati who went to vote at Yas Mall, said she was impressed at how smooth the voting process was, saying that the availability of many computers to vote through allowed many citizens to vote simultaneously without congestion.

"I believe it's my duty as an Emirati to vote today. I read candidates' agendas and I chose a candidate that supports women's development and rights."
 

8pm, Abu Dhabi:

Citizens continued to flock to the voting stations in Yas Mall just an hour before voting closes, with the process moving on smoothly.

Abdullah Musallem said he had been busy all morning at military camp as he is on national service, and was glad the deadline for voting was extended an hour till 9pm.

"The voting process was very smooth and didn't take me longer than a few minutes. I chose to vote for a certain candidate that represents youth and whom I believe will get our voices heard."

Also at Yas Mall was Ahmad Hamza Al Mulla who voted for a candidate he personally knew.

"I decided to vote because I want to get my voice heard, and I chose someone that I personally know, and I can trust him to do well at the FNC. I think it's better to know the candidate and trust they can do a good job rather than just choose based on other people's opinions," he said.
 

7.50pm, Sharjah:

Shaikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), visits the polling station.
 

7.44pm, Dubai:

As the day comes to an end, fewer voters are seen entering the polling station to cast their votes. Results are expected to be announced shortly after the one hour extension said to end at 9pm. Some candidates are gathered inside the voting centre anticipating the results.
 

7.12pm, Abu Dhabi: Elections have strongly matured since its infancy

Tareq Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs and Chairman of the Election Management Committee said at the ADNEC polling centre: “The elections have strongly matured since its infancy in 2006. We now have several centres and we offered eligible voters more than one day to cast their votes, ensuring that they have as many options as possible. The voting has been extended till 9pm so I request that all UAE nationals take advantage of this opportunity to cast their votes.”

Lootah lauded the fact that voters are only allowed to cast one vote per candidate only, as opposed to four in previous editions.

“I know that this does put pressure on both the voter and the candidate; however, that one vote will be granted to those who really made an effort to make their cases on their eligibility to become a member.”

Lootah had already cast his ballot during the early voting period.

7.09pm, Abu Dhabi: Voting picks up speed

The voting on the final day of FNC elections has begun to gain momentum at around 5pm, approximately nine hours after voting began at 8am this morning at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

Many candidates were seen standing outside the polling halls with their families and children as they eagerly awaited the cut off time of 9pm to hear the results of the poll.
The day only became more alive as the sun set and a crowd of men dressed in white, and women in black were seen in ADNEC's corridors.

Interviews by television and other media outlets also continued to take place and a mixed atmosphere of excitement and anxiety began to evolve

5.55pm: Tight security at Umm Al Quwain centre

Security is tight at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation Hall voting centre in Umm Al Quwain, with metal detectors and X-ray scans at the entry point.

Voters must leave via a separate exit door and all visitors, such as media, and bags are checked again upon re-entry.

Humaid Mohammad Al Malehi

Humaid Mohammad Al Malehi (above), an official from Umm Al Quwain police who is part of the security team at the centre, said "all security arrangements are in place", but declined to provide more details, saying "it is a security matter".
 

5.45pm: Voting extended

Federal National Cohncilt elections will be extended by an hour - till 9pm, Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Federal National Council Affairs announced.

The extension is to make up for delays in some centres due to technical difficulties.

Dr Gargash said after the completion of voting today, the NEC will decrypt all data in the voting system at the main polling centre at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, where a huge screen will display the number of ballots cast in the election.

This will be followed by a press conference at the same venue during which the election results will be announced, showcasing the high level of accuracy and transparency in the electoral process, Dr. Gargash added.

Dr. Gargash stated that all the candidates and the media can attend the announcement of the live election results at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. The results will also be published on the NEC website, uaenec.ae, he said.

 

5.20pm, Fujaiah: Zayed Khalfan Al Mazroui arrives to cast vote in Fujairah.Zayed

Al Mazroui, a person with special needs, said no handicap can stop him performing his national duty.

4.30pm, Dubai: Maryam Suroor Al Shamsi, 55, said she came to give her vote for the benefit of the future generations.

MaryamwMaryam Suroor Al Shamsi at the polling station.

"If we don't participate for our country's benefit and the benefit of the future generations, then who would we participate for," Maryam asked.

4.15pm, Abu Dhabi: Saeed Al Zaabi said he was pleased with the voting process, which was well-organised and smooth.

"As an Emirati, it's important for me to fulfill my duties towards my country, and voting is part of our national duty. The voting process is also important because it puts the UAE along with other developed countries where citizens can freely vote."

4.12pm, Dubai: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid: Democracy in our country is stable and well rooted in our community since the days of our fathers and forefathers.

Shaikh MohammadMohammad Bin Rashid visits a polling centre in Dubai.

4.10pm, Abu Dhabi: Khaled Ibrahim Al Khoori cast his vote with his family, saying that it was important for every Emirati to fulfill their national duty.

"If my country nominated me to vote, then why shouldn't I? I looked at the agendas put forward by the candidates, and picked the one that I believe is most suitable."

Fatima Al Mulla who was also casting her vote, said that she chose the candidate that brought up topics like health, education, and women's rights. She added that the voting process was important as it allows every citizen to participate and help develop the community.
 

4.05pm, Abu Dhabi: Younis Al Khouri, undersecretary at the UAE's Ministry of Finance, cast his vote at the centre in Al Jazira Sports Club.

A total of 36 poll stations across the UAE are open until 8pm for the Federal National Council (FNC) election. There are 330 candidates vying for 20 seats in the FNC.

"I went through the candidates' agendas, and I picked the candidate who is focusing on issues like health and education, so I think he will advocate strongly for these topics. I made sure to cast my vote because it's important for citizens to ensure that their voice is heard by the government, and the right FNC member will do so," Al Khouri said.

3.43pm, Ajman: Saeed Rashid, a visually impaired man in his late 30s, cast his vote with help of his relatives as well the chairman of the Ajman FNC committee.

“It's important to cast my vote. I asked my relatives about each candidate and their agenda. It is important to select the one who will help [the visually impaired]," he said.

3.29pm, Dubai: Saliman Al Beloushi (right), Emirati child prodigy Adeeb Al Beloushi (left) and Dana Al Beloushi (centre) visited the Dubai World Trade Centre poll station on Saturday.

The older Al Beloushi was accompanied by his children during the Federal National Council election.

“I wanted my children to accompany me while voting to prepare them and teach them about the culture of voting,” he said. 

Al Beloushis

His son, Adeeb, holds seven scientific patents and has received over 100 certificates. His daughter, Dana, received nine certificates in space science from Nasa.

Omar Khalifa, who works at Dubai Police, also came with his children to vote.

“They really wanted to come. I thought it was a great opportunity for them, to raise awareness about the importance of voting. I voted for the candidate who I believed would represent us Emiratis the best,” he said.

2.45pm, Abu Dhabi: A younger voter turnout was seen as the day progressed at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) for the Federal National Council (FNC) election on Saturday.

A larger number of elderly participants were seen earlier in the day at Adnec, which has a designated area complete with 67 polling stations and a number of training stations with organisers and helpers to guide voters.

Anxiouis candidates awaiting poll results were also seen lingering on the sidelines at Adnec.

Nominees like Bouthaina Al Qubaisi were seen in the female prayer room. Al Qubaisi received well wishes from her family and prayed for a seat on the Council.
 
Speaking to Gulf News, Emirati voter Saif Al Mansouri, who was accompanied with his wife Salma, said: “I am voting for the first time and both my wife and I wanted to share the country’s happiness and excitement towards the FNC elections. The candidate’s achievements, precise objectives and his passion for always landing a hand to those in need propelled me to give the potential member my vote.”

Meanwhile, Salma said she elected a candidate with a "growing appetite to help others". "He also had a great political campaign and each of his suggestions were better than the other," she added.

The couple also decided to bring along their three-year-old child, who they said continuously asked questions about the event. 

2.15pm, Umm Al Quwain: Abdullah Al Ali, manager of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation Hall voting centre in Umm Al Quwain, said he was hoping for a 80 to 85 per cent voter turnout.

"We are expecting more people to vote after 4pm as it is a holiday today. During the three days of early voting, voters had come in the morning as those were working days," he said.

It is only taking most people two minutes to complete the voting process, he added. 

1.50pm, Dubai: Ahmad Mohammad Bin Humaidan, Head of the Dubai Election Committee, said that he toured the different centres in Dubai and that there was good overall voter turnout for the Federal National Council election at Dubai's six polling centres on Saturday.

1.45pm, Sharjah: Brigadier Saif Mohammad Al Ziri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah, cast his vote at the Sharjah chess Club poll station for the Federal National Council on Saturday.

"I am here not as a police commander in chief but  as a citizen," Al Shamsi said, “I hope this process is repeated... It has several positive impacts on all community members.”

1.30pm, Ras Al Khaimah: Almost 8,000 Emiratis have already cast their vote in Ras Al Khaimah since early voting began last week, Dr Andulrahman Al Shaer, director of the voting centre at the Higher Colleges of Technology Women's Campus, told Gulf News.

"Thankfully everything is going quite smoothly," he said, "we haven't experienced any technical difficulties, and since the majority have already cast their ballots last week, the turnout today is manageable."

1.04pm, Dubai: Our reporter Noor Nazzal captures on video His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the Dubai World Trade Centre poll station as voting was underway for the Federal National Council election on Saturday.

 

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai casts his vote at the FNC elections at the Dubai World Trade Centre. (Video by Noor Nazzal/Gulf News)Posted by Gulf News on Saturday, 3 October 2015

 

Thirty-six polling stations across the UAE will be open until 8pm as Emiratis cast their vote. There are 330 candidates vying for one of 20 seats in the FNC.

12.59pm, Abu Dhabi: Minister of Energy Suhail Bin Mohammad Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei was among those who participated in the Federal National Council election on Saturday.

"Each year the awareness on the elections increases as does the political maturity of the UAE," he told Gulf News. He lauded the presence of several days for voting to allow all individuals on the FNC polling list to participate in the voting process.

12.50pm, Ajman: Voters at the Masfout polling centre were greeted with flowers upon arrival as the Federal National Council election opened on Saturday.

There are 6,000 Emiratis in Ajman eligible to vote in the FNC election.

A clinic for emergency cases has been set up in the main polling centre in Ajman's Ministry of Social Affairs.

In Sharjah, people with special needs were among the first voters as polls opened at 8am.

12.46pm: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inspects FNC election proceedings at the Dubai World Trade Centre polling station on Saturday.

 

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at the FNC elections at the Dubai World Trade Centre. (Video by Noor Nazzal/Gulf News)Posted by Gulf News on Saturday, 3 October 2015

12.39pm, Sharjah: Minister of Public Works Abdullah Al Nuaimi cast his vote at the Sharjah chess Club poll station to cast his vote for the Federal National Council on Saturday.

He said that he is delighted to see the all UAE nationals in their different categories participate in the FNC election. He added that he voted for "the person who I believe deserve to win."

"People approach UAE Rulers to solve their problems, but nowadays community members are [also] seeking help from FNC members to solve their problems," he said.

12.34pm, Dubai: Shaikha Al Suwaidi, the first Emirati female photographer, cast her vote in Dubai on Saturday. 

Shaikha Al Suwaidi

12.32pm, Dubai: Mai Ibrahim, a 26-year-old banker, came to vote for the first time to support her candidate. She said that she voted for a candidate who has prior experience that will take action and benefit society as a whole.   12.30pm, Ras Al Khaimah: At the Higher College of Technology, FNC candidate Abdullah Al Shehhi, told Gulf News that he isn't at all nervous about the election results.

"The beauty of democracy is that it advocates the choice of the people," he said, I'll be content with the results even if I'm not amongst those who win."

Al Shehhi said that if he is elected he will do his part to fulfill the country's vision for 2021.

"We can't look at the UAE as separate Emirates," he said, "we are after all working as one ship, from the leadership to the individual, we all need to do our part to steer this great ship forward and make the UAE among the best countries in the world."

12.20pm, Ras Al Khaimah: Citizens have been arriving to polling stations in Ras Al Khaimah to cast their votes for the FNC elections since early Saturday morning.

An organizer told Gulf News that voters were coming intermittently in groups of twos or threes. "We're seeing less people here than we did last week," he said, "a large number of citizens in Ras Al Khaimah have already cast trot votes during the early voting process."

Some of the candidates were waiting at the sidelines of the polling stations, eager to hear the election results which will be announced later on Saturday.

Talib Al Habsi, was among the first to arrive at the Higher Colleges of Technology for Women to cast his ballot.

"I'm actually surprised how little time it took for me to cast my ballot, I haven't been here for more than ten minutes. It was a great idea for the organizing committee to hold the early elections, preventing queues and long waiting times," Al Habsi said.

Umm Omar said she voted last week, but came to the poll centre on Saturday to accompany her husband. "I came with my children on Tuesday," the mother of two said, "I decided to come with my husband today to show my support."

12.13pm, Fujairah: UAE Armed Forces soldier Khalifa Hamdan Al Hamoodi (pictured flashing a peace sign), who got injured while fighting in Yemen, drove all the way from his village in Bidya to cast his vote. in the Federal National Council election on Saturday.

 Khalifa Hamdan Al HamoodiUAE soldier Khalifa Hamdan Al Hamoodi (seated), who got injured while fighting in Yemen, participates in the FNC election on October 3, 2015.

12.01pm, Abu Dhabi:   A nine-member delegation from the Bahrain Al Shura Council visited the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) on Saturday to observe how the voting process works.

Thirty-six polling stations across the UAE will be open until 8pm on Saturday as Emiratis cast their vote to elect 20 people for seats in the Federal National Council.

 11.49am, Sharjah: At the Mugaider polling station, an elderly man was caught trying to cast his ballot for the second time. 

Officials said the man had already participated in early voting, but attempted to vote again on Saturday.

Mugaider poll station chairman, Abdul Aziz Saleh, foiled the man's attempt and asked him to leave the centre.

11.44am, Fujairah: Voters have started turning up in bigger numbers in Fujairah as the Federal National Council election approached midday on Saturday.

There is a greater buzz at poll stations in the emirate following the early morning lull. Women, elderly and young men have turned up to perform vote as Emirati folk songs played in the background.

Ahmad Rashid Al Yammahi, a first time voter, said: "The voting process is exceedingly easy and the arrangements are fantastic. It was wonderful taking part in the elections. I feel empowered."

Elderly Emiratis were also seen participating in the election. Salem Mohammad Al Rammasi (pictured below), 90, was among those who arrived at the Fujairah Exhibition Centre to cast their vote.

Salem Mohammad Al Rammasi

11.40am, Abu Dhabi: Hours after voting started at one of the capital's largest polling centres, voter turnout was still low.

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) has so far seen a large number of elderly UAE nationals and a number of men and women, some of whom brought their children with them to witness the process.

11  .25am, Abu Dhabi: Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development entered the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) polling station to tour the election area for Federal National Council (FNC) voting on Saturday.

Upon leaving the Centre, the official told the press that he is delighted to see the UAE's youth ensuring that they participate in the FNC election.

"The UAE nationals are keen to participate in these elections and ensure that they have a say in what their country is heading towards to. The UAE continues to look out for its citizens and their wellbeing," Al Nahyan said.

11.14am, Umm Al Quwain: Women were in the minority of voters as the Federal National Council election took place in Umm Al Quwain on Saturday.

A few elderly UAE citizens were also seen at the polling booths. There are 22 polling booths available for voters at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation Hall.

Women vote in Umm Al Quwain

  11.05am, Dubai: Wheelchair-bound Abdulla Falaknaz, 24, voted at the Sunset Mall voting centre in Dubai with his cousin, Abdulla Al Mulla, assisting him on Saturday.

Falaknaz said it is his first time to vote in the Federal National Council election and that he will participate in future elections to select candidates who will make a difference in his country.

Abdulla Falaknaz

A total of 330 candidates are vying for one of 20 seats at the FNC.

11am, Sharjah: Minister of Health Abdul Rahman Al Owais cast his ballot at the Sharjah Chess Club for the FNC election on Saturday. Al Owais said, "This is national duty and FNC is our partner. Members of the last sessions helped us to solve a number of problems."

10.59am, Dubai: Abdullah Al Hashemi, 57, a retired educator, and Salem Al Marzouqi, 77, told Gulf News they voted for the candidate they believed would put his people first.

10.52am, Dubai: Latifa Al Suwaidi, 36, who works at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and who is also an athlete at the Dubai Club for the Disabled, told Gulf News on Saturday that she voted for a candidate who supports those with special needs.

Voter Latifa Al Suwaidi

10.40am, Abu Dhabi: Donning the traditional Emirati Bedouin attire, 65-year-old Umm Ahmad said that she feels very relieved and happy that she voted for her cousin who is running for a seat in the Federal National Council.

"It is my first time participating in the elections," said the woman as she left the polling booths.

Um Ahmad, 65, casts her vote

Accompanied by her niece, Um Ahmad had driven from Al Samha to participate in the third FNC election. She is one of the few candidates in the capital who voted for a tribe member.

10.30am, Sharjah: A system fault in a poll centre in Sharjah's Al Liya area delayed the start of polls there, which began at 8.40am instead of 8am.

Thirty-six polling stations across the UAE will be open until 8pm on Saturday as Emiratis cast their vote to elect 20 people for seats in the Federal National Council.

10.25am, Umm Al Quwain: Abdullah Rashid Hilal, who said he was a winner in the previous FNC elections, said some candidates make promises they can't keep because there is no basis for them in current laws.

The Emirati lawyer added that candidates should not exaggerate their claims just to attract more votes.

Speaking about arrangements at polling stations, Hilal said: "The facilities are super. It's only getting easier and easier to vote."

 

FNC candidate Abdul Aziz Tafouf Al Shehi

10.20am, Ras Al Khaimah: A candidate for the Federal National Council election died in Ras Al Khaimah on Saturday, the chairman of the FNC committee in the emirate confirmed.

Abdul Aziz Tafouf Al Shehi (left), an engineer, died of heart attack in his house in the Al Jeer area of Ras Al Khaimah.

 

10.10am, Sharjah: Voting for the Federal National Council (FNC) election is underway in Sharjah, one of 36 poll stations open in the UAE on Saturday. Ali Mohammad Salim (pictured below) was among the early voters at the Sharjah Chess Club polling station.

Emiratis are casting their ballots to elect 20 members of the FNC.

 Mohammad Salim casts his vote at Sharjah Chess Club poll station

9.57am, Ajman:  The voting process appeared smooth in Ajman as Emiratis cast their vote for the Federal National Council election on Saturday.

Emiratis cast their vote in Ajman

9.39am, Dubai: As polls opened for the Federal National Council election on Saturday, the first to vote at the Dubai World Trade Centre was Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri.

9.27am, Fujairah: Ahmad Al Yammahi came to cast his ballot with his 3-year-old son, Mohammad for the Federal National Council election on Saturday.

A voter in Fujairah

9.20am, Umm Al Quwain:  We talk to Emirati Ali Al Shamsi, who has voted in all three Federal National Council elections. He said he voted for a "deserving candidate who will ask about people and listen to what people need, be it healthcare or anything else."

Al Shamsi added: "I came here to vote today because my country has asked me to. It's a national duty that I want to fulfil."

9.11am, Fujairah: At least 30 voting machines are in service at the Fujairah Exhibition Centre, one of the three polling stations in Fujairah. Masafi and Dibba also have one poll station each, with 30 voting machines per station. Dozens of election staff are at work at each centre to guide voters. The voting process seems to be very smooth, with each voter taking only 3 to 4 minutes to complete the process.

9.05am, Umm Al Quwain: Voting for the Federal National Council has been light so far at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation Hall in Umm Al Quwain, with only around half a dozen voters casting their ballot in the first hour of voting on Saturday.

FNC

8.55am, Fujairah: Ibtisam Al Loghani, one of the seven female nominees from Fujairah, was at a poll station early to vote and witness the FNC election proceedings on Saturday.

"I am really excited and I hope people will vote for me. I am honoured to be part of this process of change and I am confident of winning. It's still early in the day but people have started coming and I hope they will make the right decisions," said Al Loghani, who is also a soldier in the UAE Armed Forces.

Ibtisam Al Loghani

 

8.15am, Fujairah: Voting is underway at poll stations in Fujairah for the Federal National Council election. Zayed Abdullah, 70, was among the first voters in the emirate.

Zayed Abdullah

 

8am, Dubai: Voting for the Federal National Council (FNC) kicked off at 8am on Saturday.
 
A total of 36 polling stations across the UAE will be open until 8pm to those eligible to vote.

The preliminary results will be announced immediately after booths close later in the evening.

Emiratis will cast their ballots to elect 20 members of the FNC. The remaining 20 members will be appointed by Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates.

A total of 330 candidates are in the fray for the 20 seats to which voting is being held. Related story: Emiratis' stake in country's evolution

Appeals against results will be allowed for three days from October 4 to 6 and the National Election Committee (NEC) will respond to the appeals on October 7 and 8.

The NEC will approve the final list of winners on October 11 if no election run-offs are required.

A total of 37,663 Emiratis have already cast their ballots in the early voting, which marks another first for the FNC election.

With early voting ending on Wednesday, NEC officials said they were confident of a massive voter turnout on election day.

The number of eligible voters at 224,279 marks a 66 per cent increase over the previous elections in 2011.

 

Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for FNC Affairs and Chairman of the NEC, said the early voting was a success and witnessed a significant voter turnout.

Dr Gargash urged Emiratis eligible to vote to turn out in numbers to exercise their franchise and become fully engaged in the political process.

Ahmad Bin Shabib Al Daheri, former deputy speaker of the FNC and member of the NEC, told Gulf News that a lot more people than the 224,000 citizens eligible to vote could show up at polling stations.

Al Daheri was impressed by the encouraging voter turnout in early voting and in the overseas voting held in UAE diplomatic missions.

Eligible voters

The number of eligible voters at 224,279 marks a 66 per cent increase over the previous elections in 2011 and signifies a gigantic leap towards greater political participation in the UAE, said Tareq Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs and Chairman of the Election Management Committee.

Lootah added that the move to widen the voter pool confirms the determination of the UAE to further promote political participation in the country by adopting a gradual political approach to develop a parliamentary experience that is consistent with the unique cultural traditions of the UAE.

The bigger the electoral college, the more positive the effect on the electoral process and the political participation in general, Lootah added.

He expressed the hope that the voter turnout will be big enough to reflect the increased interest in the electoral process and wider political participation.

The council is one of the UAE’s five federal authorities as established by the constitution. The FNC held its first session on December 2, 1972. The FNC’s official mandate is to provide for public debate of legislation. The FNC discusses proposals and plans of various federal ministries, entities and public institutions.

The parliamentary process in the UAE started as early as 2006, when the first electoral pool of 6,689 Emiratis was selected to vote. The number was small compared to the Emirati population, which amounts to a million.

But, in 2011, the second round of FNC elections saw 135,308 Emiratis granted voting rights, a 20-fold increase on the previous vote. But turnout was not as expected: whereas in the first round more than 74 per cent of the electoral pool voted, in the second round, the number dropped to under 30 per cent, pointing to an apparent loss of voter interest.

This year’s elections, however, witnessed a concerted awareness campaign to educate the people about the vital role of the FNC and to instil in them a democratic spirit. More polling stations have been set up across the country this time round, making it easier for voters to cast their ballots. Overseas ballots were also introduced this year for voters living outside the UAE.

Single-vote policy

A single-vote policy has also been introduced, allowing each voter to vote for one candidate in his or her emirate. Previously, voters were allowed to vote for as many as half the number of seats from their respective emirates.

The electoral rules state that the Appeals Committee will be headed by a judge and will include two members with experience and competence to examine all electoral appeals both with regard to nomination of candidates and the voting process and results. The Appeals Committee will convey its legal opinion to the NEC. During previous elections, the Appeals Committee was headed by the Minister of Justice (a member of the NEC).

One of the most prominent amendments in the new elections guidelines is the introduction of a technically adept Counting Committee, which is a central committee headed by the Chairman of NEC with members who are experts in electronic voting systems to count votes, announce results, and identify a list of reserve members in each emirate.

The UAE adopted a philosophy of “gradual progress” to initiate democratic practices at a steady pace and, in doing so, stave off the turbulence fellow Arab states were plunged into when they undertook this same process.

The UAE’s conviction is that change does not accommodate haste, and that careful, gradual planning does not preclude impressive results; on the contrary, ambitious but ill-thought-out strategies could be detrimental to a country’s stability.

The majority of the pool of voters are younger than 40, representing 67 per cent of the electoral college. At the emirate level, younger voters constitute 85 per cent of the total in Fujairah, followed by 67 per cent in Abu Dhabi and 70 per cent in Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah. In Umm Al Quwain, they make up 69 per cent of the members and in Dubai 59 per cent.

Up to 52 per cent of members in the electoral college are men while women make up the remaining 48 per cent.

 

List of Candidates - Total: 330

Abu Dhabi (89 candidates)

1. Ahmad Saeed Rashed Mohammad Al Humaid Al Neyadi

2. Ahmad Saleh Amer Al Motawa Al Ketbi

3. Ahmad Abdullah Mohammad Maksood Al Khouri

4. Eman Mohammad Rashed Saif Al Mara

5. Bothaina Salem Saeed Al Qubaisi

6. Thani Mubarak Soroor Mubarak Al Dhaheri

7. Jasem Darwish Yousef Abdullah Al Bolooshi

8. Hamed Khadem Fadel Faraj Al Muhairbi

9. Halima Mohammad Khalfan Saeed Al Rumaidi Al Muqbali

10. Hamad Salem Kurdous Obaid Al Ameri

11. Hamad Seif Saeed Belabda Al Shamsi

12. Khaled Ahmad Mohammad Haroon Al Qubaisi

13. Khalfan Saeed Khalfan Hadeerem Al Katbi

14. Khalifa Suhail Ali Rabee Al Mazrouei

15. Khamis Salem Saeed Al Dhaheri

16. Khamis Issa Khamis Mohammad Al Khubaili

17. Dalal Saeed Muhair Saeed Al Qubaisi

18. Rashed Jumaa Obaid Bkheit Ben Khotaiba

19. Rabee Salem Rabee Al Dhaheri

20. Rawdah Mohammad Khamis Imran Al Qubaisi

21. Reem Nasser Saeed Ahmad Al Otaiba

22. Salem Ismail Fairouz Al Madfa'a Al Harethi

23. Salem Hamad Bahian Barout Al Ameri

24. Salem Hamad Sultan Hamad Al Ameri

25. Salem Mohammad Salem Belhumail Al Ameri

26. Salem Mohammad Saeed Ghamed Al Rashedi

27. Salem Mohammad Motaared Ali Al Aferi

28. Salmin Mohammad Salmin Arhama Al Shamsi

29. Samia Abdullah Shaikh Mubarak Ali Al Shamsi

30. Saeed Seif Hamed Saleh Al Dhaheri

31. Saeed Saleh Mezar Saeed Al Rumaithi

32. Saeed Nasser Mohammed Boqba Al Mansoori

33. Suhail Hamad Mohammad Marzouk Al Ameri

34. Suhail Salem Mohammad Salem Al Kutbi

35. Seif Seyah Seif Suhail Al Mazrouei

36. Shamma Khamis Obaid Al Hameli

37. Shaikha Rashed Salem Al Suwaidi

38. Saleh Mubarak Musalam Othaith Al Ameri

39. Tarek Ibrahim Mohammad Same'e Al Motawa'a

40. Aisha Salem Mohammad Al Khaili

41. Aisha Issa Ali Naser Al Zaabi

42. Ayed Ali Bata Ayed Mohammad Al Ahbabi

43. Abdullah Salem Saleh Nasra Al Sharifi Al Ameri

44. Abdullah Sohail Mohammad Naseeb Al Aferi

45. Abdullah Youssef Saeed Abdullah Al Blooshi

46. Obaid Khalifa Ahmad Khalifa Al Zaabi

47. Obaid Ali Rashed Mosalam Al Mansoori

48. Ateek Mohammad Salem Msafer Al Dhaheri

49. Ali Mohammad Saeed Naser Al Swaidan

50. Amar Mahmoud Fath Ali Abdullah Al Khaja

51. Fatima Jasem Jasem Khalfan Al Zaabi

52. Faisal Mohammad Jasem Al Shaer Al Zaabi

53. Majid Khalifa Mohammad Saeed Al Muhairi

54. Mubarak Abdullah Khalfan Al Duwais Al Shamsi

55. Mubarak Awad Mohammad Bel Keela Al Ameri

56. Mubarak Mohammad Taleb Ali Al Ameri

57. Mubarak Nasser Mohammad Al Habeeb Al Ameri

58. Mabkhoot Hadi Mabkhoot Aida Al Manhali

59. Mohammad Jumaa Saeed Jumaa Al Dhaheri

60. Mohammad Khalifa Humaid Kuria Al Marar

61. Mohammad Saeed Nasser Huraik Al Menhali

62. Mohammad Sultan Qaran Rashed Al Mansoori

63. Mohammad Asheer Ali Suliman Al Mazeroui

64. Mohammad Qambar Abdullah Murad Al Ali

65. Mohammad Mubarak Al Abd Rashed Al Dhaheri

66. Mohammad Mubarak Kalfoot Saleh Al Rashedi

67. Mohammad Masoud Thafer Hadi Al Ahbabi

68. Shaikh Mohammad Mosalam Salem Mosalam bin Ham Al Ameri

69. Mohammad Salah Mohammad Thafer Al Ahbabi

70. Mohammad Ma'ayoof Awad Salem Al Ketbi

71. Mohammad Naser Mothakar Shafi Al Hajeri

72. Maryam Mohamad Jumaa Al Rumaithi

73. Mazna Salem Mohammad Al Nashma Al Mansoori

74. Mohandes Msafar Msalah Haddad Obaid Al Eryani

75. Mosalam Salem Mohammad Bin Ham Al Ameri

76. Mosbah Al Kendi Mosbah Al Kendi Al Marar

77. Matar Hamad Matar Omaira Al Shamsi

78. Mansoor Ali Sultan Ali Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri

79. Mona Majid Mohammad Al Mansoori

80. Mona Mubarak Mohammad Abu Khater Al Qubaisi

81. Mahda Hady Oud Al Ahbabi

82. Mahra Salem Ahmad Al Ghas Al Ola

83. Moza Al Rada Seif Al Mansoori

84. Moza Salem Rashed Ali Bel Hebala Al Katba

85. Moza Ali Saleh Ahmad Al Kuwaiti

86. Maitha Saeed Mohammad Eylan Al Rumaithi

87. Nasser Khaled Ahmad Salem Al Mahrama

88. Noha Rashed Salem Al Qubaisi

89. Halal Mohammad Ali Fadel Al Hameli

 

Dubai (60 candidates)

1. Ebtisam Mohammad Arhamah Humaid Al Suwaidi

2. Ahmad Amin Asid Fadil Bin Shafi'a Bel Abd Khamis Hamad

3. Ahmad Hamid Khamis Bel Abd Al Suwaidi

4. Ahmad Khalfan Ahmad Saeed Saeed Matar Ghalib Al Mansoori

5.Ahmad Saeed Matar Ghalib Al Mansoori

6. Ahmed Sultan Hilal Humaid Al Suwaidi

7.Asmaa Khalifa Matar Al Mazaina

8. Esmail Abd Al Hamid Yousuf Banai Al Bastaki

9. Amal Suhail Hamood Salim Al Wishahi

10. Amina Khalifa Humaid Salem Bin Zubian

11. Jamal Mohammad Matar Musabeh Al Hai

12. Hassan Ebrahim Hassan Shahdoor Al Shaibah

13. Hammad Abdullah Ali Hammad Bin Hammad

14. Hamad Ahmad Sultan Obaid Al Rahoomi Al Muhairi

15. Hamda Khalifah Matar Al Mazina

16. Hayah Yousuf Mohammad Saeed

17. Khalid Ali Ahmad Bin Zayed Al Falasi

18. Khalid Ali Saeed Mohammad Ghareeb

19. Rashid Khalifa Saif Bin Futais Al Mutaiwi

20. Rashid Abdul Rahman Saood Dukhailallah Al Dosari

21. Rashid Abdullah Mohammad Saeed Bel Rafia Al Falalsi

22. Rasha Sharif Ahmad Al Danhani

23. Salem Bakhit Salem Waleed Al Falasi

24. Salem Saif Salem Abu Nawas Al Muhairi

25. Saeed Thani Ahmad Bin Abood Al Falasi

26. Sultan Ali Rashid Ahmad Lootah

27. Salwa Abdullah Ahmad Hassan Al Suwaidi

28. Sulaiman Mohammad Khalifa Al Suwaidi

29. Sumaiah Rashid Musabah Al Muhairi

30. Seham Abdullah Mohammad Ali Yalwan Al Falaji

31. Saif Ali Abdullah Al Shafaar

32. Shahnaz Ahmad Abdul Razzaq Abdul Rahim Al Bastaki

33. Salha Khalifa Lahij Khalifa Al Basti Al Falasi

34. Abdul Rahman Mohammad Abdullah

35. Abdullah Ahmad Mohammad Saleh Al Shehi

36. Abdullah Mohammad Amin Abdullah Al Nazari

37. Ajlan Salem Mohammad Salem Al Jamri Al Amimi

38. Azza Sulaiman Mohammad Bin Sulaiman

39. Ali Mohammad Abdullah Bin Dumaithan Al Qamzi

40. Ali Mohammad Ali Suhail Al Ameri

41. Omar Abdul Rahman Ali Abdullah Ahli

42. Awsha Saif Buti Humaid Al Mazrooei

43. Eisa Mohammad Rashi Kanbo Nahyul

44. Fadil Khalifa Fadil Khalifa Al Mazroui

45. Fatima Sultan Saeed Al Jarrah Al Ketbi

46. Kaltham Abdullah Salem Al Noubi

47. Kaltham Mohammad Yousuf Abdullah Al Shaibani

48. Laila Yousuf Mohammad Al Jasmi

49. Mohammad Ebrahim Hassan Al Shaibah

50. Mohammad Humaid Mohammad Al Marri

51. Mohammad Saeed Ali Obaid Al Shehi

52. Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ahmad Abdullah Lootah

53. Marwan Ahmad Ali Khalifa Bin Galita Al Muhairi

54. Marwan Saeed Mubarak Saeed Jumairi Al Mazrooei

55. Mariam Ali Saeed Mohammad Al Thani Al Falasi

56. Mustafa Esmail Ahmad Abdul Hamid Al Zarouni

57. Mona Rashid Hamad Bin Huwaidi Al Falasi

58. Nuaima Juma Saeed Fairooz

59. Noora Abdul Aziz Mohammad Al Rostamani

60. Yunus Hassan Abdul Rahim Al Mulla

 

Sharjah (61 candidates)

1. Ahmad Hassan Mohammad Hassan Al Maini

2. Ahmad Hamad Mosabeh Khalfan Al Mosafri

3. Ahmad Rashid Ahmad Shabanah Al Suwaidi

4. Ahmad Rashid Salem Saeed Al Shamsi

5. Ahmad Saleh Mohammad Ali Al Naqbi

6. Ahmad Mohammad Ali Ahmad Al Qawadi Al Hammadi

7. Amna Masood Mubarak Al Mulla Al Hammadi

8. Anwar Saleh Hussain Al Alawi Al Yafi'ei

9. Jasim Abdullah Abdul Razzaq Al naqbi

10. Rashid Hilal Obaid Hilal Al Naqbi

11. Zayed Mohammad Saeed Zayed Al Katbi 

12. Salem Hadid Obaid Garib Al Khameesi

13. Salem Saeed Humaidi Kaswani Al Katbi

14. Salem Obaid Mohammad Obaid Al Hosan Al Shamsi

15. Salem Ali Salem Ahmad Al Muhairi

16. Salem Mohammad Ali Huwaiden

17. Sami Hassan Saleh Bu Kufail Al Ali

18. Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Ebrahim Abdullah Al Mualla

19. Salma Mohammad Obaid Al Katbi

20. Suhail Salem Hamad Salem Suwaidan Al Kaabi

21. Saif Omair Saeed Omair Al Katbi

22. Saif Eisa Saif Eisa Al Ali

23. Saif Matar Abdullah Al Musafri

24. Saleh Mohammad Saleh Ahmad Sandal

25. Tariq Abdul Rahman Abdullah Ahmad Al Shaikh

26. Aisha Ahmad Salem Al Mutawa Al Suwaidi

27. Aisha Juma Hassan Juma Al Ali

28. Aisha Salem Ahmad Bin Samnoh

29. Adil Esmail Abdul Wahid Al Zarouni

30. Amer Obaid Eisa Al Naboodah Al Shamsi

31. Abdul Rahman Saeed Sultan Bin Shahin

32. Abdul Aziz Rashid Masood Bin Hamed Al Tunaiji

33. Abdullah Bakhit Farhan Hassan Al Suwaidi

34. Abdullah Salem Hassam Juma Al Shamsi

35. Abdullah Ali Abbas Ali Al Naqbi

36. Abdullah Awd Saif Humaidi Al Katbi

37. Obaid Mohammad Ahmad Salem Al Salami

38. Adnan Hassan Bayat Ali Al Suwaidi

39. Ali Abdullah Mohammad Al Raisi

40. Omar Sulaiman Salem Al Adab Al Hamoodi

41. Omran Mohammad Ebrahim Ahmaed Al Kayai

42. Loui Saeed Ali Al Naqbi

43. Mohammad Bin Ghashem Al Ketbi

44. Mohammad Salem Ahmad Saif Al Tunaiji

45. Mohammad Salem Saeed Abdullah Bin Futair

46. Mohammad Sulaiman Hassan Mahmoud Hassan

47. Mohammad Abdullah Saeed Bin Howaidin

48. Mohammad Obaid Matar Mosabeh Al Tunaiji

49. Mohammad Ali Saif Ali Bani Kateb

50. Mohammad Ganim Mohammad Ganim Bin Jusaim

51. Mohammad Matar Obaid Shabani Al Katbi

52. Mohammad Yousuf Jasim Al Dookhi

53. Mohammad Yousuf Hassan Bin Yousef Bin Hammad

54. Mariam Mohammad Obaid Rashid Al Majar

55. Mosabeh Saeed Ali Hareb Belajeed Al Katbi

56. Moza Moadid Saeed Al Katbi

57. Najla Eisa Mohammad Ahmad Abdullah Al Ansari

58. Nada Ali Yousuf Al Raisi

59. Nora Yousuf Khalfan Obaid Bin Sandel Al Ali

60. Wafa Ahmad Ali Shahin Al Hammadi

61. Walid Mohammad Esmail Ebrahim Al Buraimi

 

Ajman (23 candidates)

1.Ahmad Saif Abdullah Saif Muqaili

2. Eman Obaid Juma Al Salloum

3. Hamad Abdullah Saeed Abdullah Galita Al Gafli

4. Khalid Ebrahim Ahmad Sulaiman Al Raisi

5. Khalid Ebrahim Mohammad Al Awadi

6. Khamis Saeed Nayem Ali Al Kaabi Mohammad Ali Al Rumaithi

7. Darwish Mohammad Ali Al Rumaithi

8. Sara Rabi'a Yaqoot Al Nuaimi

9. Salem Ahmad Salem Al Kaabi

10. Salem Abdullah Hamad Rashid Al Shamsi

11. Sultan Juma Ali Sultan Al Shamsi

12. Tariq Saeed Saif Saeed Al Shamsi

13. Adil Omar Ali Mohammad Al Hanoori Al Daheri

14. Abdul Rahman Salim Saeed Salim Al Suwaidi

15. Abdullah Hussain Mohammad Bin Mohammad Al Harmozi

16. Abdullah Salim Abdullah Al Aboodi Al Tunaiji

17. Afra Bakit Saif Bin Hindi Al Alili

18. Faisal Khalid Ebrahim Saif Al Nuaimi

19. Mohammad Saeed Humaid Mohammad Al Nuaimi

20. Mohammad Saeed Mohammad Ali Al Daheri

21. Mohammad Eisa Khalifa Bu Shihab Al Suwaidi

22. Noora Ebrahim Salem Al Marri

23. Yousuf Sultan Mohammad Al Ajmani

 

Umm Al Quwain (20 candidates)

1. Anas Hilal Obaid Bin Hilal Al Alili

2. Khalid Sultan Hatem Ali Al Shamsi

3. Khalid Ali Ebrahim Al Sahib

4. Khalfan Abdullah Salem Humaid Bin Youkha Al Ali

5. Khalfan Ali Khalfan Mohammad Halis

6. Salem Khalfan Salem Rashid Al Shawi

7. Salem Ali Mohammad Mujairan

8. Saeed Khamis Ali Hassan Al Ali

9. Sultan Khalfan Saeed Bin Gafan Al Ali

10. Shaikha Eisa Ganem Eisa Al Ari

11. Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman Al Atiq Al Ali

12. Abdulah Rashid Abdullah Tahnoon Al Ali

13. Obaid Hassan Humaid Khalfan Bin Rakad

14. Obaid Humaid Obaid Ali Saeed Al Ali

15. Omar Mohammad Obaid Mohammad Al Gafli

16. Eisa Ali Saeed Jasim Bulahaiol

17. Eisa Musabeh Mohammad Al Farad

18. Aisha Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al Ali

19. Naser Khalifa Saif Mohammad Al Shandood

20. Hind Esmail Zaal Bin Jari Al Ali

 

Ras Al Khaimah (41 candidates)

1.Ahmad Rahma Ahmad Omran Shamsi

2. Ahmad Yousuf Mohammad Ahmad Darwish Al Nuaimi

3. Al Murr Rashid Al Murr Saeed Al Shawi

4. Ayman Ali Abdullah Saeed

5. Badriya Abdul Latif Khalifa Mohammad Al Shehhi

6. Hamed Sulaiman Abdullah Al Qadi Al Shehhi

7. Hassan Rashid Ibrahim Al Ma'a Al Suwaidi

8. Hassan Abdullah Hassan Mohammad Khakak Al Blooshi

9. Khalid Salem Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi

10. Rashid Khalfan Mohammad Al Shariqi Al Mahrazi

11. Salem Ali Ahmad Ali Al Ghalili Al Shehhi

12. Salem Ghanem Humaid Matar Zayed Al Shamsi

13. Saeed Rashid Abdullah Saeed Al Abdi

14. Saeed Ali Saeed Ali Al Shehhi

15. Saeed Ali Abdullah Saeed Musabbah Al Nauimi

16. Sultan Ali Saeed Ali Al Nadeeb Al Shehhi

17. Sulaiman Rashid Mohammad Al Hafeet Hasooni

18. Shaikha Salem Hassan Salem Bani Hassan Al Shehhi

19. Saleh Abdul Rahman Abdullah Mohammad bin Darwish Al Tunaiji

20. Tariq Ahmad Abdullah bin Juma'a Al Tunaiji

21. Aisha Salem Ibrahim Al Yaqoub Al Zaabi

22. Abdul Rahman Ahmad Abdullah Ahmad Al Ajel

23. Abdul Rahman Abdullah Mohammad Abdullah Al Tunaiji

24. Abdul Aziz Ahmad Abdul Aziz Tufoof Al Shehhi

25. Abdullah Ibrahim Mohammad Al Saroumi Al Shamili

26. Abdullah Hassan Abdullah Al Hadiyah Al Shehhi

27. Abdullah Ali Medaad Rashid Al Mazroui

28. Abdullah Mohammad Rashid Mohammad Al Shaibah Al Muhairi

29. Abdullah Mohammad Abdullah Mohammad Al Shaibah

30. Ali Ahmad Abdullah Ahmad Raba'a Al Shehhi

31. Ali Ahmad Ali Ahmad Al Bahri

32. Eissa Ahmad Saif Sultan Abu Sharijah

33. Fahem Abdullah Mohammad Rashid Harimish Al Habsi

34. Mohammad Hamdan Ali Ibrahim Al Shehi

35. Mohammad Abdul Rahman Mohammad Manqoosh Al Ali

36. Mohammad Ali Abdullah Mohammad Al Balooshi

37. Muna Juma'a Saad Al Habshi Al Ali

38. Muhair Rashid Salem Nuhail Al Khateri

39. Naser Saeed Naser Mohammad Obaid Al Khateri

40. Naema Abdullah Saeed Al Sharhan

41. Walid Shaiban Mohammad Al Dabdoob Al Habsi

 

Fujairah (36 candidates)

1. Ibtisam Khalfan Sultan Al Loughani

2. Ahmad Saeed Ahmad Dhawi Al Yamahi

3. Ahmad Saeed Saif Al Etr Al Dhanhani

4. Ahmed Ali Obaid Ali Al Hafiti

5. Ahmed Mohammad Mubarak Abdullah AlHamoudi

6. Amna Khalfan Rashid Saeed Al Kindi

7. Hasan Khamis Ali Abdullah Al Ranqi

8. Hasan Yousef Ibrahim Hasan Yousef Ibrahim Al Qallaf Al Nuaimi Al Qallaf

9. Khaled Mohammad Abdullah Mohammad Abdullah Al Hanqari

10. Khulood Obaid Hassan Ali Yousef Al shehi

11. Khamis Mohammad Khamis Mohammad Al Roli

12. Rashid Sulaiman Saeed Sulaiman Ahmad Al Zyoodi

13. Salem Saeed Mohammad Ali Al Matrooshi

14. Salem Obaid Rashid Al Salami

15. Salem Ali Salem Ali AlDahmani

16. Salem Mohammad Saeed Salem Al Mehrazi

17. Saeed Ahmad Ghareeb Huwaishil Al Sareedi

18. Saeed Abdullah Salem Khamis Al Yamahi

19. Saeed Mubarak Salem Matar Khamis Al Kaabi

20. Sultan Mohammad Rashid Saeed Al Shar'

21. Sulaiman Abdullah Ali Al Shuja'a

22. Saqr Suroor Saif Suroor Al Sharqi

23. Aisha Obaid Mohammad Khadim

24. Abdullah Rashid Abdullah Ahmad Al Dhanhani

25. Abdullah Saeed Mohammad Diab

26. Ali Hassan Saeed Mohammad Hammoudi

27. Ali Abdullah Ali Mohammad Al Dhanhani

28. Ali Mohammad Ali Ali Mohammad Ali bin Dawood Al Abdooli bin Dawood

29. Ghunaimah Obaid Mohammad Saeed Al Hafiti

30. Fatima Humaid Abdullah Mahmood Al Shar' Al Mazmi

31. Futtaim Obaid Hassan Ali Al Shehi

32. Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Yamahi

33. Mohammad Abdullah Ghasib Naser Al Yamahi

34. Mohammad Ali Juma'a Juma'a bin Suweilem

35. Naser Badr Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali

36. Naser Ali Rashid Ali Al Yamahi

 

Photos and inputs: Aghaddir Ali reporting in Sharjah, Faisal Masudi reporting in Umm Al Quwain, Nada Al Taher, Maisoon Mubarak and Sarah Gamal reporting in Abu Dhabi, Noor Nazzal, Noorhan Barakat and Maria Botros reporting in Dubai, Razmig Bedirian reporting in Ras Al Khaimah, Shafaat A. Shahbandari reporting in Fujairah and Samir Salama reporting in Abu Dhabi

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Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Elaihi Rajioon very sad news about Mr. Abdul AzizTafouf Al Shehi. May Allah pleased be with him and grant him jannatulfirdaus. Aameen ya rabb. Peaceful Country/Peaceful Elections. a successful management. Thanks & Salute to UAE.

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