Sheikh Khalifa issues decree to form 40-seat Federal National Council

Half of the council’s members are women



UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a federal decree on Monday to form the Federal National Council (FNC) for the 17th legislative chapter.

The FNC will include 40 members representing all the emirates of the country, including 20 women, official news agency WAM reported.

Among the members, half have been elected and the remaining 20 have been appointed by the government.

Sheikh Khalifa has called for the council to convene on Thursday, November 14.

Established in 1971, the consultative body advises the government and can pass, amend and reject federal laws.

The FNC is one of the five federal authorities stipulated in the constitution. The others include the Federal Supreme Council, the President and Vice-President, the Cabinet and the Federal Judiciary.

The members of the newly formed FNC include –

Abu Dhabi

Saqr Ghubash Saeed Al Marri, Dr Ali Rashid Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Hawwa’ Saeed Salim Al Dhahaak Al Mansouri, Khalfan Rashid Al Nayli Al Shamsi, Suhail Nukhairah Suhail Al Affari, Moaza Mohammed Saeed Al Amri, Mira Sultan Nasser Mohammed Al Suwaidi and Naema Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Mansouri

Dubai

Osama Ahmad Abdullah Al Sha’far, Hamad Ahmad Sultan Al Rahoumi, Jameela Ahmed Mohammed bin Omair Al Muhairi, Sarah Mohammed Amin Filknaz, Dr Tariq Humaid Mohammed Mattar Al Tayer, Dirar Humaid Abdullah Humaid Belhoul, Aysha Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, and Mariam Majed Khalfan bin Thania

Sharjah

Humaid Ali Al Abbar Al Shamsi, Shaza Saeed Ali Al Naqbi, Aysha Reda Hussain Al Bayraq, Obaid Khalfan Obaid Al Ghoul, Adnan Hamad Mohammed Al Hammadi, and Kifah Mohammed Nasser Al Shahsi Al Zaabi

Ras Al Khaimah

Ahmed Abdullah Mohammed Al Shihhi, Saeed Rashid Abdullah Al Abdi, Sumaiya Abdullah Salim bin Hareb Al Suwaidi, Naema Abdullah Saeed Al Sharhan, Dr Nidal Mohammed bin Shirbak Al Tunaiji, and Yousef Abdullah Batran Al Shihhi

Ajman

Ahmad Hamad Abu Shihab Al Suwaidi, Afra’a Bakhit Saif bin Hindi Al Olayli, Marwan Obaid Ali Muhairi, and Hind Humaid bin Hindi Al Olayli

Umm Al Quwain

Aysha Rahid Sultan Leteem Al Ali, Athra Hassan Humaid bin Rakkad, Ali Jassim Ahmed Jassim Al Ali, and Mohammed Issa Obaid Al Kashef

Fujairah

Dr Sheikha Obaid Khaleef Al Tunaiji, Sabreen Hasan Saeed Al Yamahi; Mohammed Ahmad Mohammed Ahmed Al Yamahi, and Nasser Mohammed Humaid Khamis Al Yamahi