WhAT is ThE FEDErAl NATioNAl CoUNCil?
The Federal National Council (FNC) is one of the five federal authorities in the UAE. First established in 1972, it was formed to promote public debate on policy legislation. The FNC has a total of 40 members, eight of which are women. The members represent the seven emirates of the UAE with Dubai and Abu Dhabi having eight representatives each; Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah have six members each; and Ajman, Fujairah and, Umm Al Quwain have four each. Every member serves a four-year term in office. Half of the FNC members are elected by people and the other half are appointed by the Ruler’s Court of the seven emirates.