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Political parties in Yemen


Political parties in Yemen

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Yemen is a one party dominant state in which the General People's Congress (GPC) holds power. Opposition parties are allowed and elections are regularly held.


  • Legal status 1
  • Elections 2003–2006 2
  • List of parties 3
  • List of coalitions 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Legal status

Yemen's Political Parties Law mandates that political parties be viable national organizations comprising at least 75 founders and 2,500 members and not restrict membership to a particular region.[1] The government provides financial support to political parties, including a stipend for newspaper publication.[1]

Elections 2003–2006

The GPC captured 238 of 301 seats in parliament in the

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Country profile: Yemen. Library of Congress Federal Research Division (August 2008).  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Yemen's National Council". Notes by Noon. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Yemen opposition forms council to lead transition". Khaleej Times. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Who's who in Yemen's opposition?, Al Jazeera English, 28 February 2011
  5. ^ Yemen passes emergency laws to quell protests, The Guardian, 23 March 2011
  6. ^ Yemen activists breaking new ground, BBC News, 2 February 2011
  7. ^ Yemeni police struggle to break up clashing protesters, Al Arabiya News Channel, 14 February 2011


See also

  • The National Council for the Forces of the Peaceful Revolution was declared on 17 August 2011, amidst the Yemeni Revolution, to unite the opposition groups, parties, coalitions, and youth protesters. Among the 143 representatives elected to sit on it are leaders from Al-Islah, the South Yemen Movement, the Alliance of Yemeni Tribes, and the defected First Armoured Division.[2][3]
    • The Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) was formed in 2005 by five opposition parties to effect political and economic reform.[1] It includes the northern-based, tribal, and Islamist-oriented Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah) and the secular Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP), which represents the remnants of the former South Yemeni leadership.[1] According to Al Jazeera English, it was formed in 2002 and includes Islah, Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP), Hizb Al-Haq (a semi-religious party), the Unionist party, and the Popular Forces Union party.[4] The spokesperson as of 23 March 2011 is Muhammad Qahtan, who replaced Mohammed Al-Sabri.[5]
    • The Common Forum includes the five biggest opposition groups in Yemen, including Reform, Socialist, Nasserist, Popular Force and al-Haq.[6][7] (Likely just another name for the JMP.)

List of coalitions

List of parties


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