The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Football Association, chaired by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi, Chairman of the Transitional Committee of the Football Association, will hold a meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel - Festival City in Dubai. The association’s agenda includes the election of two committees, one of which is to oversee the election of a new board of directors for the federation. For the 2020-2024 electoral cycle, and another to appeal the electoral process, bearing in mind that the current transitional committee has a duration of 90 days that can be extended for a similar period, if the General Assembly approves this, by holding a special assembly for this purpose if necessary.
The extraordinary assembly convened at the invitation of the transitional committee, as its agenda also includes the presentation of new amendments that have been made to the list of the Articles of Association of the Football Association, and the regulations for the Football Association elections, as well as a list related to the appeal of the decisions of the election committee for the elections of the Board of Directors of the Football Association for approval And its approval, in line with the regulations of the International and Asian Football Confederation in this regard.
It is expected that there will be substantial new amendments to the list of elections for the Board of Directors of the Football Association regarding the electoral system, and how to elect a president and the rest of the members of the Board of Directors, bearing in mind that Article IV of the electoral list states that the elected committee of the members of the General Assembly is responsible for managing the organization of elections The Board of Directors of the Football Association, and supervising it in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws, which are affiliated to the Football Association during the next electoral cycle.
It is expected that the special committee to supervise the federation’s elections will be formed under the chairmanship of Chancellor Salem Bahyan Al-Amri, former chairman of the Disciplinary Committee in the Football Association, knowing that Al-Amri possesses great legal experience, as he served as head of the Discipline Committee for several years prior. It is noteworthy that Muhammad Ali Al-Amri assumed the presidency of the previous committee, which supervised the elections of the Board of Directors of the Football Association in 2016. According to Article Five of the Elections Regulations, the Special Committee to supervise the elections of the Football Association is elected by the General Assembly, and it consists of five main members. At least one of them must have a legal qualification, two alternate members, and the committee elects at its first meeting a president and vice president from among its members, provided that the Secretary-General of the Football Association is the rapporteur of the electoral committee, and he is responsible for preparing the administrative and executive matters of the committee, through the mother The general intention of the Federation.
According to Article VI of the Elections Regulations, the term of the election committee is four years, effective from the date of its election, and the committee is elected six months before the date of the general assembly to elect a new board of directors for the Football Association.
It is mentioned that an extraordinary general assembly was held last month, during which a transitional committee for the Football Association was formed, headed by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, following the resignation of the Federation’s Board of Directors, headed by Marwan bin Ghalita, before the end of its legal session in 2020, as it came The formation of the transitional committee that will manage the affairs of the Union until the election of a new board of directors for the 2020-2024 electoral cycle, in application of the text of Article 151 of the Articles of Association of the Football Association.
Tasks and powers of the election commission
Implementing the provisions of the Federation's statute and the regulations issued by it, including the electoral list, in addition to the FIFA regulations.
Determine the date and procedures for opening the nomination door.
Determine the period for the candidate to withdraw the nomination.
Determine the period of time for examining the submitted candidatures.
- Determining the periods of appeal times for the result of examining the candidacy forms, the decisions of the election committee before the Appeals Committee, and the lengths of the appeal procedures.
- Sending the final list of the names of the candidates after completing the appeal procedures, if any, to the members of the General Assembly and announcing them.
- Determine the date of the general assembly meeting to elect the board of directors.
- Prepare a timetable that includes all the dates proposed above, and notify all members of the General Assembly and the concerned authorities.
- Distribution of information to members of the General Assembly, government agencies, the media and the masses.
- Coordination and communication with public institutions in the country and relevant authorities, to implement the provisions of this regulation.
Organizing the electoral general assembly administratively and technically, and supervising the preparation
Nomination and election forms and forms related to the electoral process, including voting papers.
Establishing a list of the names of those entitled to vote, according to the provisions of the bylaw.
Ensure the identity of those who are eligible to vote.
Monitor voting procedures using the electoral register.
- categorizing voices.
- Take any necessary decision regarding the validity or invalidity of the ballot papers.
Take any decisive decision regarding matters related to conducting the vote.
- Record official records of the elections, and distribute them to members.
Organize a press conference if necessary.