I advise them to meet with voters and not to fake up. to win their votes

Members of the «NBK» call on candidates to submit new files

  • Electoral programs included pledges to open files previously discussed under the dome of the Council. Archival


Promises have surfaced on the campaign of some candidates for membership of the Federal National Council (FNC), on social media platforms and through propaganda spread on public roads.

The electoral programs included pledges to open files that had previously been discussed under the dome of the Council, in which the government made great achievements, comparable to those of the most advanced countries in the world.

On the other hand, three members of the Federal National Council said that candidates for the Council must put forward new and convincing electoral programs that are far from the programs that are presented in all electoral campaigns.

They stressed that the voter is intelligent, educated, and knows how to choose the right candidate to represent him in the National Assembly.

She recommended that candidates for the council stay away from making flashy electoral promises, focus on presenting their societal achievements and talk to voters directly.

Sumaya Hareb al-Suwaidi, a member of the Council, said that the candidate for membership of the Federal National Council should not make free promises in his electoral campaigns, or during his presence among voters in the electoral councils, because running for membership of the National Council is a service to the country and the citizen, and the candidate must be familiar and have full awareness of the legal regulations and the constitution.

She added that "candidates should focus on the achievements they have made for the country and citizens during the past years, because the voter is convinced by the achievements of the candidate he will vote for and not on the basis of his electoral program."

She pointed out that «the candidate's experiences and achievements, and the services he provided to the community, and his communication with his surroundings is what enhances his chances of winning membership of the Council».

She stressed that "the voter has sufficient awareness to choose his suitable candidate, and he is affected by those who have social balance, not those who make promises," noting that "the societal achievements of the candidate are a key factor in convincing the voter."

She stated that «the voter builds on the impact left by the candidate of achievements, to vote for him, and the candidate must be armed with social, cultural, scientific and educational awareness during his speech and meetings with voters, because friction with society has a positive impact when deciding the choice of the preferred candidate, the voter votes for the candidate who has a social balance on all occasions and does not look at the candidate of the tribe, but for the candidate of the homeland».

A member of the National Assembly, Aisha Al-Mulla, pointed out that "the candidate must be honest in his electoral campaign, and be frank with the voters, and close to them, in order to convince them of his electoral program. He should also stay away from artificiality in his personality."

She said that «some videos spread of some candidates show exaggerated artificiality», and that «content is consumed», explaining that «the voter wants to vote for the right candidate, while some candidates repeat the electoral programs that are presented in the Council annually, and do not bring anything new in their electoral programs», calling on them to «focus on topical topics».

She added: "I advise voters to visit the electoral tents of more than one candidate to see their electoral programs and ask them questions to get to know them personally, and to know their achievements."

"Some candidates have not spoken since the start of the election campaigns, and only published their photos and campaigns," she said.

Jameela Ahmed bin Omair Al Muhairi, a member of the National Assembly, stated that "the candidate must realize that the tasks entrusted to the member of the National Assembly are to discuss federal laws and monitor the government by asking questions." She explained that the candidate's chance of success depends on the accumulated work over the past years, the reputation he built for himself, the societal achievements he achieved, and the trust of community members in him.

She said that "the popular base of the candidate looks at his program and compares it with his work and career," pointing to "the need for the electoral program to be based on the actual needs of society, and keep pace with the aspirations of the evolving government."

She stressed that «the candidate for the Council should avoid raising the topics consumed, which have already been addressed during the past years, and in which the government has accomplished a lot, including the empowerment of women and youth, because the state preceded many countries of the world in these files».

"Some of the titles of the electoral programs that are currently being put forward are general, such as education, health, children and family, and the candidate must identify the challenges in this public system," she said.

"The candidate should avoid promises, present a practical program, and avoid topics that do not have social consensus, because this costs him a lot of votes, and he must have credibility," she said.