Al-Sahwa [Archives:2008/1170/Press Review]

July 7 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008
Top Stories

– Medical mistakes in Aden on the increase

– New arrest campaigns target opposition activists in Taiz

– JMP warns ruling party against disastrous consequences

Yemen's main opposition coalition, known as Joint Meeting Parties (JMP), has warned the ruling General Peoples Congress (GPC) against potential disastrous consequences if it continues pursuing exclusionary policies based on crisis management, the weekly reported.

It added that JMP affirmed in a press release on Wednesday that such policies have proved their failure repeatedly, and led to more crises and complications, and in the meantime, holding the ruling party responsible for what its described as 'disastrous consequences and repercussions caused by its failed policies and unjustified insistence to proceed until it takes the situation into an impasse.

JMP expressed its strong disapproval of unilateralism, which GPC follows through exclusively and illegally dealing with national issues alone, leaving no chance to other political partners to contribute to solving national issues.

According to the weekly, Yemen's opposition parties have been boycotting the parliament sessions for three weeks, protesting the ruling party's efforts designed to reform the election law solely using its majority in parliament.

JMP descried the GPC attempts to form the elections committee as “an unconstitutional step which comes at a very sensitive stage. The weekly maintained that observers expects that parliamentary elections which are set to be held in April 2009 may be delayed as both ruling and opposition parties have not yet reached an agreement on composition o Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum (SCER).