President Saleh to Give up  the Judiciary Position [Archives:1999/39/Local News]

September 27 1999

In a press conference held yesterday, president Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged to fight against corruption and build a new modern country based on law and order. Moreover, he confirmed that he would give up the office of the Presidium of the Supreme Judicial Council and give the judiciary total independence. He also asserted that the position would be handed over to another person or the Minister of Justice, adding that the president would have no judicial authority anymore. Besides, the president promised to give more scope to local governants and decentralization.