After electing a new leadershipJMP vows to continue boycotting upcoming elections [Archives:2008/1198/Front Page]

October 13 2008

Mohammed Bin Sallam
SANA'A, Oct. 12 – In a statement released last Wednesday, Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) vowed not to deal with the Supreme Commission for Election and Referendum (SCER), which is currently preparing for the upcoming parliamentary elections due to take place in April 2009.

Leaders of the opposition coalition described the commission as “lacking legitimacy and being coercively imposed on political life in Yemen”.

The statement reads, “Since an early time, JMP has been working for the sake of carrying out a comprehensive political reform and this includes reforming the current election system in the country,” adding, “JMP has been exerting hard efforts to suggest workable solutions through discussions and dialogue with the authority and the ruling party with the aim of conducting free and fair elections in Yemen.”

The statement expressed regret that, “The authority and its ruling party