26_September [Archives:2008/1210/Press Review]

November 24 2008

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
Top Stories

-Scandalous leaks by the opposition will not harm patriotic figures in the nation, senior ruling party leader says

-Government uncovers 11 suspicious money laundering cases, refers two to relevant courts

-Over 400,000 new voters have their names registered in voter lists over the past week

The number of new voters, who registered their names in the voter registers over the past week exceeded 400,000, the Yemen Army-affiliated news website quoted a member of the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum (SCER) as saying on Monday.

Head of Media and Voter Education Sector at SCER Mr. Abdu Al-Janadi said that the voter registration review and correction process started last Tuesday in all governorates of the country.

The SCER official affirmed that the process goes on incessantly as part of preparatory steps for the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place in April 2009.

According to the website, Dr. Mohammed Al-Sayani, another SCER member, said the number of observation committees is extremely identical with what the SCER expected. The number of the voters who requested their electoral domiciles to be changed reached 16418 males and 5020 females.