294 candidates, including 29 women, in preliminary list for Shura Council elections

294 candidates, including 29 women, in preliminary list for Shura Council elections

QLNews
By QLNews

With the country’s first Shura Council elections set to take place next month, 249 candidates, including 29 women, have made it to a preliminary list of candidates for the first session of the elections.

The list of candidates has been published on the council’s website and the electoral headquarters, featuring the names of the candidates and the respective electoral district they have applied to.

District 16 sees the highest number of applicants with 21 candidates, including one woman. On the other hand, District 5 sees the lowest number of candidates with only one applicant.

With regards to the constituencies, two candidates applied for the elections in the first constituency, while the second had three, the third had 18, including three women, the fourth had 4, the fifth had one and the sixth had 5.

In the seventh constituency, 15 candidates, including one woman, came forward for the elections, meanwhile, the eighth had 7, including one woman, the ninth had 10 candidates, including a woman, the 10th had 10 candidates, and the 11th had 11 candidates, including two women.

In the 12th constituency, 16 candidates, including two women, came forward, while the 13th had seven, the 14th had three, the 15th had 10, including two women, and the 16th constituency had 21 candidates, including one woman.

In the 17th constituency, 13 candidates, including three women, came forward, while the 18th had three, the 19th had 15, including two women, the 20th had 20, including two women, the 21st had eight, the 22nd had 20, including five women, the 23rd had 12 and the 24th constituency had eight, including one woman.

In the 25th constituency, 11 candidates, including one woman, came forward, the 26th had six, including one woman, the 27th had three, including one woman, the 28th had 13, the 29th had 10 and the 30th had nine.

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Interior had announced the details of the objection and grievance process against the preliminary lists of candidates.

Any objection or grievance requests regarding the list must be submitted to the Candidates Committee at its headquarters located in the Hall of Events at Qatar University and at the electoral districts. This must be done within the stated period of three days, from Tuesday until Thursday, September 2, from 4 pm to 8 pm.

In terms of objection and grievance requests, the Ministry had said that the candidate has the right to submit a grievance if their candidacy application is rejected.

Moreover, every voter or candidate in their electoral district has the right to object to the inclusion of a candidate in the list of candidates in the same district, due to the lack of any of the conditions for membership in it.

The grievance and objection can be given in writing on the form prepared for this purpose. The reasons for the request must be stated with supporting documents.

The Candidates Committee will examine the requests and make its decision within seven days after the submission of the requests.

If there is no response at the end of this time period, that is to be considered as a clear rejection.

According to the Ministry, the final lists of candidates for the Shura Council elections will be announced at the electoral district headquarters, and that the electoral campaign period will begin on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

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