NEC endorses list of winners in FNC elections

NEC endorses list of winners in FNC elections

The National Elections Committee (NEC) has endorsed the names of winners in the recent Federal National Council (FNC) elections 2011.

By (Wam)

Published: Wed 28 Sep 2011, 9:47 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:00 AM

The endorsement was made during the NEC meeting held here today at the presidential Palace under chairmanship of Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, State Minister for Federal National Council and Chairman of NEC.

Gargash said the recent FNC elections was a positive experience to the UAE, stressing the committee would compile a detailed report to document the experience, which would be a future reference.

The NEC examined the recommendations of appeals committee, which submitted 27 appeals in the FNC elections 2011 to the NEC. It accepted all the appeals in terms of form, but rejected them in terms of the issue in accordance with the article 59 of the executive regulations of the elections.

Earlier the NEC set up the panel for appeals headed by Dr Hadef Joan Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, Member of NEC. The legal, organisational and technical aspects were represented in the panel.

All the appeals were almost similar. They cited some voters used identity cards, which belong to others, printing of some voting papers without names, and some elements out of the polling stations guided voters to vote for certain candidates. Others stated that the turnout was very low. After the scrutiny, the panel accepted the appeals in terms of form, but rejected them in terms of issue, citing the article 59 on the regulations of elections.

Gargash said the appeals studies by the NEC were on the organisational issues and had no any effect in the polling process and counting of votes, indicating that each appeal has been given its due.

“There is a legal fact that the electronic voting and counting of votes cannot be disputed or contested unless through presentation of strong evidence, he added.

Upon the resolution of NEC, the following names of winners in the FNC elections 2011 were endorsed:

1 - Abu Dhabi; Salem Mohammad Hamad Belrakadh Al Ameri, Mohammad Musallam Salem bin Ham Al Ameri, Mohammed Butti Salem Mousa Al Qubaisi, Ahmad Mohammad Suhail Belhatm Al Ameri.

2 - Dubai; Hamad Ahmed Rahoumi, Murwan Ahmed bin Ghulaita, Ahmed Abdullah Mohammed Ahli and Rashad Mohammed Bukhash.

3 - Sharjah; Salem Mohammad Ali bin Howayden, Ahmad Mohammed Rashid Al Jarwan and Musabbah Saeed Ali Hareb Al Ketbi.

4 - Ajman; Sultan Jumaa Ali Al Shamsi and Abdullah Hamad Rashid Al Shamsi.

5 - Umm Al Qaiwain; Sheikha Isa Ghanem Al Ari and Obeid Hassan Humaid Khalfan bin Rakad.

6 - Fujairah; Ghareeb Ahmed Ghareeb Al Suraidi and Sultan Saif Sultan Saeed Al Yamahi, and

7 - Ras Al Khaimah; Ahmed Al Ama’sh, Saeed Nasser Mohammed Obaid Al Khateri, and Faisal Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah Al Tunaiji.

The NEC has decided to address the Ministry of Presidential Affairs to address in turn the courts of rulers to appoint the other half of FNC members.

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