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More than 370 candidates registered for UAE's FNC elections

133 applications from women in first three days of candidate centres opening across the UAE

More than 370 candidates registered for UAE's FNC elections

There have been 372 candidates registered across the UAE for the upcoming Federal National Council (FNC) elections.

And, according to a report from state news agency WAM, 133 of the applications were from females over the first three days of registration which opened on Sunday and will continue until Thursday.

The total number of applications in Abu Dhabi by the end of the third day reached 110. Dubai saw 53, while Sharjah received 94. A total of 16 applications were submitted in Ajman, 21 in Umm Al Qaiwain, 37 in Ras Al Khaimah, and 41 in Fujairah.

On the third day, Abu Dhabi saw 24 applications, Dubai and Sharjah saw 20 each, Ajman received six, Umm Al Qaiwain and Ras Al Khaimah saw four each, and Fujairah saw six applications.

According to the timetable of the FNC 2019 elections, the NEC will announce the preliminary list of candidates on August 25.

The final list will be announced on September 3, while the campaigning will start from September 8, and will last for 27 days.