United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

9,771,000 4

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database

337,738 32.62%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 15, 2019)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Emirati Federal National Council Majlis al-Ittihad al-Watani Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President KHALIFA bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister MUHAMMAD BIN RASHID al-Maktum
  • Assembly: United Arab Emirates has a unicameral Federal National Council (Majlis al-Ittihad al-Watani) with 40 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by indirect vote by and from the Federal Supreme Council (FSC), which is composed of the seven emirate rulers, to serve 5-year terms. There are no term limits for the president.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the Federal National Council (Majlis al-Ittihad al-Watani), 20 members are appointed by hereditary state rulers to serve 4-year terms and 20 members are indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve 4-year terms. 
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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Emirati Federal National Council 2006-12-20 - 6,689 -
Emirati Federal National Council 2011-09-24 35,877 129,274 27.75%
Emirati Federal National Council 2015-10-03 79,157 224,279 35.29%
Emirati Federal National Council 2019-10-05 117,592 337,738 34.82%

Voter Turnout