Al-Mithaq [Archives:2008/1182/Press Review]

August 18 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Top Stories

– Taiz-based party branches and organizations call for confronting JMP violent actions

– Constitutional Committee Rapporteur: JMP Parliament members conditioned texts not specified by the agreement

– No differences over proposed election law amendments

A source for the joint committee formed from the constitutional and the freedoms committees in Parliament denied Sunday the presence of texts other than the agreed ones in the draft amendments to the General Election and Referendum Law, the ruling party's website reported in its lead story.

It went on to say that the same source told its reporters that the committee held a meeting on Saturday to study the very same amendments on which the parliamentary blocs of the General People's Congress (GPC) and the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP), except the YSP bloc, agreed to refer to the committee last Tuesday.

The committee reminded all those participating in the event of the remarks of the Islah bloc deputy head, who highlighted the most notable differences over the amendments, described them as simple and agreed on referring them to the relevant committee.

The source commented on a declaration made by some JMP senior leaders to boycott the relevant committee's meetings, further adding that was considered as a notable setback from the agreement, to which both sides pledged to remain committed.

It continued that both sides' commitment to the agreement was announced to the Yemeni public opinion by the opposition blocs at Parliament sitting on the 5th of this month.