Qatar sets up supervisory body for Shura Council polls
July 11 2021 12:34 PM
The Supervisory Committee of the Shura Council elections 2021 will be headed by Maj. Gen. Majid Ibra
The Supervisory Committee of the Shura Council elections 2021 will be headed by Maj. Gen. Majid Ibrahim Al Khulaifi as Chairman (L) and Brig. Salem Saqr Al Meraikhi as Vice-Chairman.

*PM issues decision to form elections committees
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani issued decision No. 53 of 2021 to form the supervisory committee and executive committees concerned with the Shura Council elections and define their terms of reference.
The decision comes within the framework of the Ministry of Interior's intensive preparations to hold the first Shura Council elections.
The decision stipulated that the Supervisory Committee of the Shura Council elections 2021 will be headed by the director of the Elections Department at the Ministry of Interior, Maj-Gen Majid Ibrahim al-Khulaifi, and the director of Legal Affairs Department at the ministry, Brig Salem Saqr al-Muraikhi, will be the vice-chairman, while heads of executive committees formed under it will be committee members.
The Supervisory Committee, according to the decision, is responsible for taking all necessary and appropriate measures to prepare for the Shura Council elections, including supervising the proper conduct of the electoral process and providing the requirements for the various work of the executive committees formed under it such as legal, security, technical, media, and the logistics committees.
In a statement on this occasion, head of the Supervisory Committee of the Shura Council elections Maj-Gen al- Khulaifi affirmed that based on the directives of HE the Minister of Interior, the Supervisory Committee, as soon as the decision to form it was issued, started its tasks intensively to discuss the required work plans in accordance with the terms of reference and tasks of its executive committees.
The executive committees started to set plans and programmes of work under the mandates established for the voters and candidates committees and election committees, taking into account the stages of the electoral process which begin with voters registration, publishing the initial list, acceptance of grievance and adjudication, and publishing the final list of voters, he said.
After completing voters registration, the stage of registering candidates and announcing their initial lists comes, followed by grievances and adjudication and announcement of the final lists of the candidates. It will be followed by the election campaign of the candidates and the silence day prior to the voting day, which is set for one day, he explained.
The elections are due to be held in October.


Last updated: July 11 2021 10:34 PM

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