Al-Thawry [Archives:2003/632/Press Review]

April 21 2003

14 April 2003
Main headlines:
– Ruling party's influentials violate elections law
– Two blasts in Baidha', minister threatens voters of depriving them of projects
– Joint meeting of candidates of YSP, Islah at constituency 16
Mr Hasan bin Hassainoun wrote an article saying that a backward tribal society like the one in Yemen governed by mentality of tribal fanaticism and legacies of the past cannot advance on the road of development, stability, security, justice and equality. Al these contradict the culture of backward societies. Although more than four decades have elapsed since the removal of the monarchic regime at the hands of he Yemeni free officers supported by the people, the revolution's goals still occupy the front pages of the state-owned press and the ruling party newspapers and also the press of the opposition parties. Anyone considering what has been achieved of those goals over the past forty years would find out that those goals are very far away from what has been happening. Up till now there is no real national unity, no unified national army representing the united Yemen, and no security or stability.