Proposal for MPs to be elected according to social rather than political allegiance [Archives:2008/1218/Local News]

December 22 2008

Nadia Al-Sakkaf
Since the opposition parties declared their boycott of the parliamentarian elections supposed to take place in April 2009, the ruling party has been studying different options by which to conduct the elections on time in a way that does not render the process meaningless.

SANA'A, Dec. 21 – A proposal by the Yemeni Institute for Democracy Development to hold this spring's parliamentary elections according to membership to a certain segment of society rather than allegiance to a particular political party is currently being discussed by the ruling party, the General Peoples Congress (GPC).

Dr. Ahmed Al-Sofi, director of the center and member of the GPC, explains that this is an alternative to maintain the gist of the elections.

“The elections have to run on time otherwise the whole credibility of the ruling system would collapse. And after all