Higher Committee for Sharjah Consultative Council election (HCSCCE), announced on Monday the preliminary list of 21 winners after counting the votes .
A total of 195 candidates, including 43 women, were competing for half of the council’s 42 seats spread across Kalba, Khor Fakkan, Al Dhaid, Dibba Al Hisn, Al Batayeh, Mleiha, Al Hamriya and Al Madam. The remaining 21 members of the council will be appointed by the Ruler of Sharjah.
Members of the Higher Committee for the SCC election (HCSCCE) said the first SCC polls recorded a 67 per cent voter turnout.
The total number of votes polled stood at 16,696.
The number of male voters stood at 9,694 (58 per cent ) while the female voter turnout was recorded at 7,002 (42 per cent ).