Al-Sahwa [Archives:2009/1222/Press Review]

January 5 2009

Thursday, Jan.1, 2009
Top Stories

– Yemenis escalate protests against Israeli attacks on Gazza

– Aden Refinery workers investigated over storing diesel supplies

– IFES Director slams Yemen's current election system and commission

Country Director of the International Foundation for Election Systems in Yemen (IFES) Peter Williams has slammed Yemen's democracy saying that welfare usually leads to democracy and vice versa, but Yemen lacks both, the website reported in one of its main stories.

In a symposium on democracy held last Thursday in Sana'a, Williams said that Yemen has no government which represents the Yemeni people and that there is elite which believes that it has the right to control the power via buying votes.