01 December, 2005

UAE to hold elections

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dec 1, 2005 — The United Arab Emirates will hold its first ever elections in a vote to pick half the members of a consultative council, the president announced Thursday.

Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the Federal National Council, the closest body the country has to a parliament, will have half of its members elected and the other half appointed. He did not set a date for the election.

any thoughts?

personally i liked the fact that dubai was never keen on political campaigning in the press etc. i cant stand it ):

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