WhAT is ThE FED­ErAl NA­TioNAl CoUN­Cil?

Khaleej Times - - NATION -

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.

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