About the Federal 
National Council

Filed on July 15, 2011

DUBAI - The Federal National Council (FNC) is a group of 40 representatives, out of which eight each represent Abu Dhabi and Dubai, six each from Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, and four each from Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.

The electoral college of each emirate will elect half the members of the FNC from the respective emirate, while the Ruler of the Emirate will nominate the remaining half. The electoral college members can nominate themselves as candidates in the emirate they represent, provided they meet the eligibility conditions set forth in the Constitution.

The National Election Committee (NEC) has posted the names of the electoral college members on its website Citizens can check if their name is included in the electoral college of the emirate they represent by visiting the website. The website has advanced search options that enable to locate names by first name, last name, date of birth or the identification number issued by the Emirates Identity Authority.

The NEC was established in February 2011 by a decision of the UAE Supreme Council, to exercise all powers necessary to oversee the election of representatives from the seven emirates in the country to the Federal National Council (FNC). It is chaired by the Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs.


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