Women candidates upbeat of winning seats in Qatar's Shura Council polls

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Women candidates upbeat of winning seats in Qatar's Shura Council polls

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FROM LEFT: Shura Council candidates Fatma Ahmed Al Kuwari, Al Maha Jassim Al Majed, and Fatma Ghanem Muhammad Saad al Kubaisi

With the election campaign for the Shura Council is nearing its end, the women candidates seem very confident to secure seats as since the beginning of election campaign only two women have withdrawn, compared to the withdrawal of 53 male candidates.

After the withdrawal of these candidates, 229 candidates including 26 women are now vying for 30 seats from as many constituencies. Most of the women candidates — five— are in the Constituency No. 22.

Getting elected to the Shura Council is a great opportunity for Qatari women to propose amendments in some laws and to enact laws that protect women’s rights more and give them increased partnership in decision-making.

“It is an opportunity for women to be represented in legislative bodies.  Qatari women entered the elections with great conviction and readiness that they want to serve society as a whole and women in particular,” said Al Maha Jassim Al Majed, candidate of Constituency No 11.

Click here to read the full article published by The Peninsula on 27 September 2021.

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