Candidates for the Federal National Council elections, scheduled for October 5, have resorted to groups, teams and film crews of photographers, directors and actors, to shoot high-quality video ads, in which they talk about their goals and parliamentary ambitions.
While the UAE Today on the second day of the propaganda campaigns, angered women on social media accounts related to the elections, towards the pledge of one of the candidates to adopt legislation encouraging polygamy, where they criticized this proposal, and stressed that it aims to achieve free publicity and fame, while the Committee called All national candidates are required to observe the values and principles of the society and to abide by regulations and regulations in relation to propaganda campaigns.
In detail, the candidates for the FNC elections 2019 will continue their campaigns in the emirates of the UAE, which will extend until the fourth of October next, amid a noticeable development in the methods and patterns of electoral propaganda, which witnessed an increase in the pace of competition and the launch of promises and pledges, as some of them raised controversy. The other caused anger among the followers and observers of those campaigns on social media.
The second day of the election campaigns witnessed a heated race among the candidates to review the main features of their electoral programs on social media.Nominees began to use newspaper advertisements, websites and roads, all of which included their names, electoral numbers, slogans and pledges of the most appropriate representation in the Council.
While campaigning campaigns have used unprecedented techniques and capabilities in propagating their candidates, it has reached the use of photographers and film directors to shoot high-quality video ads, in which the candidate talks about his parliamentary goals and ambitions, and some of them include human groups talking about the most important files that the candidate will put under the dome of the Federal National Council. Looks like short documentaries.
The UAE today has witnessed a great controversy over the social media accounts related to the elections, most of which focus on the pledge of one of the candidates to eliminate spinsterhood through legislation that encourages polygamy, which was met by dozens of citizens with a cynical welcome, while provoking anger and indignation among women who They criticized this proposal, and asserted that its owner succeeded in obtaining free publicity for fame.
Some citizens advised the candidate that youth employment, education development and family issues should prioritize her program before talking about polygamy, which they see as a measure that increases the burden and burden of families, rather than solving the problem of delayed marriage.
On the other hand, citizens reacted to what the candidate put forward, and took him as an entrance to discuss the phenomenon of youth's reluctance to marry, which he attributed to high dowries and expensive parties, stressing that the many personal status cases pending in the courts between divorce, custody and alimony confirm that the idea of polygamy will not benefit society.
For its part, the National Elections Commission, that the propaganda campaigns for the candidates of the Federal National Council aims to promote transparency in the procedures associated with the electoral process and voter confidence and candidate, and allow candidates to display their electoral programs extensively over a period of 27 days, and gives the opportunity for voters to choose their representatives in the session The new FNC is based on clear and comprehensive data on each candidate's program.
The Committee called on all candidates to observe their electoral campaigns to preserve the values and principles of society and to abide by the regulations, rules and decisions in force in this regard and to respect public order, stressing its keenness to ensure the conduct of propaganda campaigns for candidates, in accordance with the executive instructions that constitute the framework governing the electoral process for both candidates and voters .
“Each candidate has the right to present his electoral program in the local media, in print and audio-visual media, and to hold seminars and press conferences, in accordance with the rules set by the executive instructions and regulations governing this matter, provided that no candidate resort to deceiving or fraudulent voters by any means whatsoever, and not include his campaign. “Any electoral use of religion or religious slogans directly or indirectly or promotes ideas that incite religious, sectarian, tribal, or racial intolerance towards others,” she said, stressing that she would not allow any candidate to use the method of defamation, defamation, verbal abuse or abuse. For non-candidates directly or indirectly.
The committee obliged each candidate to obtain the approval of the emirate's committee prior to the opening of his electoral headquarters, as well as disclosing the sources of funding for his propaganda and electoral campaign, and to deliver the campaign management plan and budget for approval, in addition to his pledge to preserve the elements of the environment and the aesthetic shape of the city.
Posters and images with controls
The National Election Commission noted that the committees of the Emirate are responsible for determining the locations and places of placing posters, posters and propaganda images of candidates, in accordance with local regulations established in each emirate, and taking into account the provision of equal opportunities for each candidate, pointing out that the candidate has the right to allocate places for gatherings and meet with voters, Lectures and seminars shall be held during the specified period of electoral campaigns, after obtaining a license from the Emirate Committee. Such gatherings may also be held in galleries, halls and camps designated for celebrations.