26_September [Archives:2003/626/Press Review]

March 10 2003

6 March 2003
Main headlines:
– Yemen, categorical rejection of war and refusal of taking part in any military action against Iraq
– The President: We demand offering more support for the Palestinian people and their intifada
– PM Bajammal praises Malaysia's supportive stands towards Arab and Islamic issues
– Elections Committee announces final lists of committees
– Saudi authorities hand over persons accused of carryout terrorist acts.

The newspaper's political editor writes on the coming parliamentary elections, describing them as enhancement of democracy. He says despite the current circumstances and the world crisis in the region due to the American escalation and what is intended to be imposed on Iraq and on the region leading to the war of aggression lacking any values and morals, the Yemeni street is part of the Arab and world street. Yemeni street has been occupied by current developments, nevertheless that situation has not precluded it from continuing its progress on the road it has been following throughout the past decades. The most important thing to be pointed out in this respect the democratic political action evaluating the democratic experiment that would be put to a new test during the upcoming parliamentary elections due on 27 April 2003. The coming elections is an opportunity for change and renewal in both the democratic pursuit and parliamentary life.
The political editor calls for achieving the highest amount of national alignment to face challenges of the current circumstances.