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Three UAE candidates withdraw from FNC elections

National Election Committee says two candidates from Dubai and one from Abu Dhabi pull out of FNC election

Three UAE candidates withdraw from FNC elections

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Wednesday announced that three candidates in the Federal National Council (FNC) elections have withdrawn.

As the deadline for receiving appeals against FNC election candidates passed, no appeals were received but withdrawal requests were sent by two candidates in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM reported.

According to the elections schedule, the final list of candidates will be released on September 3, while the names of the candidate representatives will be presented on September 4.

Candidates will then launch their election capaigns on September 8, with a deadline for candidate withdrawal set for September 15. Election campaigns will run for 27 days until October 4.

From September 22-23rd, Emiratis living overseas can cast their ballots. Early polling booths will open from October 1-3, while the main election day will be on October 5.

A new Federal National Council will be announced on October 13, unless appeals are filed.