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September: The FNC Elections and the small voter turn out

The one thing we remember September 2011 for is the FNC elections. Unlike the first election in 2006 when just…

December 27, 2011 9:57
Down but not out—high hopes despite low UAE voter turnout

Down but not out—high hopes despite low UAE voter turnout

How interested are Emiratis on a parliamentary future? Precious de Leon hopes the small yet hopeful voter turnout proves the need for faster national integration of the election process.

September 25, 2011 3:00

UAE holds its second election for advisory body

Polls opened on Saturday for the second election in the United Arab Emirates, where a fraction of the population will vote for an advisory council, as the Gulf Arab state tries to forge closer links between the rulers and the people.

September 24, 2011 2:03
Understanding the FNC Elections

Understanding the FNC Elections

As we draw close to the FNC Elections, with a little help from our friends at YouGov Siraj, we decided to take a look at attitudes towards the event.

September 21, 2011 4:08
FNC Profile: Saeed Harib

FNC Profile: Saeed Harib

“I think the we should know what our limitations are, as FNC hopefuls. We don't want to ignore what other people have done prior to our appointment" says this FNC candidate.

September 21, 2011 1:23

FNC Candidate Profile: Alanood AlMuhairi

This DPG employee says: ““If I was elected to the FNC I would focus on ... women, the new generation, disabled people. “

September 20, 2011 2:30

FNC Candidate Profile: Nasser Hassan Al-Shaikh

“I understand the concerns of the community when it comes to issues like jobs, schooling, healthcare and, of course, our national identity. I am running for office because I believe can make a contribution in each of these areas” says FNC hopeful Nasser Hassan Al Shaikh.

September 19, 2011 5:40

FNC Candidate Profile: Adil Al Fahim

Eva Fernandes speaks to FNC candidate Adil Al Fahim to find out more about why he is running for office and just what he is running for.

September 18, 2011 1:11
#FNC Elections 101, twitter community speaks

#FNC Elections 101, twitter community speaks

So you don’t have to read the local press on the issue, Kipp has compiled this handy and simple guide of all you need to know about the FNC Elections, peppered with a few tweets from the communities Tweeps.

September 7, 2011 3:45