By-elections in two constituencies [Archives:2004/759/Front Page]

August 29 2004

Elections are expected to be conducted in constituencies 186 in Sana'a province, represented earlier by late GPC member Naji Al-Soufi who died about two months ago, and 231 in Hodeidah, held formerly by the ruling party GPC's member.
The results of these elections won't affect parliamentary blocs since the GPC has the majority of seats in the parliament.
An alarming recent phenomenon is the inheriting of such positions by late MP's sons, as their sons have been proposed as candidates, which may intervene with the democratic process.
The Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum has sent the polling sub-committees, and urged constituencies' residents to practice their election rights.