102 nominations received by poll panel

Some 102 members of the Electoral Committees seeking to run for the Federal National Council Elections 2015 submitted their nominations at the Registration Centres established by the National Elections Committee on the opening of registration, which will continue until August 20.
The first day nominations included 14 women 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.
Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Federal National Council of Affairs and Chairman of the National Elections Committee, said during a tour he made today of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai centres, that the FNC elections for 2015 reached a very important phase in the lead-up to elections on 3rd October.
He described the first day of registrations as positive and encouraging, thanks to the efficiency of the committee members.
Abu Dhabi saw 24 candidates registered, including 11 in Abu Dhabi City, one in the Western region and 12 in Al Ain. In the other emirates, 15 registered in Dubai, 22 in Sharjah, including three women, 14 in Ras Al Khaimah, including one woman, 13 in Fujairah, six in Ajman, including one woman and eight in Umm Al Quwain, including one woman.


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