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

August 18 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Top Stories

– Undersecretary of Legal Affairs Ministry criticizes legal amendments with regard to women's involvement in politics

– Kidnapped expert in Shabwa: I enjoy good health, hope the government free me

– Opposition Parliament members quit sittings in protest against proposed election law amendments

The parliamentary bloc of Yemen's opposition coalition, also known as Joint Meeting Parties (JMP), withdrew on Tuesday from the Parliament's sitting, protesting against an attempt by the ruling party to offer a draft of election law amendment to parliament before being agreed upon with the opposition, the website reported.

“We were forced to withdraw from parliament since several points of the draft were not agreed on by both political sides