Anwar Gargash: Wide participation in the Federal National Council elections supports political development steps

14 August 2011

His Excellency Dr. Anwar Muhammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Chairman of the National Elections Committee, said that the start of the candidate registration process represents an important step in the electoral process taking place in the UAE and will have a significant impact on the popular movement in the country, as this stage represents the beginning Actual polling day scheduled for September 24, 2011.

He added during his inspection visit today to the Candidates Registration Center of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Committee at the Fairgrounds Center: “It is expected that the coming days will witness great electoral momentum after the completion of the candidate registration process, and we hope that everyone will be true supporters of this step, which represents an important step towards enhancing participation.” politics and empowerment of the Federal National Council.

His Excellency said: "It is hoped that the current elections will bring about a quantum leap in the Emirati political life, especially since the electoral bodies represent the various segments of Emirati society, which will be reflected in the work of the Federal National Council in the next legislative term. Always, just as it has achieved great achievements on the economic and social level, it will achieve the same success in its experiment towards enhancing political participation.

And he continued: "What we witnessed today of a large turnout of candidates in the first hours of opening the nomination door is a positive indication towards the participation of members of the electoral bodies in the Federal National Council elections."

We hope that all members will exercise their electoral right and contribute to the success of the second electoral experience in the UAE, after the wise leadership gave it a great impetus by expanding the number of electoral bodies.”

During the visit, His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash expressed his appreciation for the great efforts made by the National Elections Committee and the UAE committees to provide all the requirements required to carry out the process of registering candidates in an orderly and easy manner, without any significant obstacles.

He said: "The steps to register the candidates are proceeding according to plan, and there is no delay in the registration process, which takes place within a limited time after verifying the documents required of the candidate. The comments I heard today from the candidates are positive and indicate the readiness of the organization and good preparation for this national event." .

This morning, the process of registering candidates began in all registration centers spread across the various emirates of the country, and it will continue for four days, from nine in the morning until three in the afternoon, provided that the final list of candidates will be announced on August 28.

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