SCER, JMP fail to agree on poll committees [Archives:2006/979/Local News]

August 7 2006

SANA'A, Sept. 6 ) The Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum and Joint Meeting Parties failed to reach an agreement on forming poll committees, as the latter was excused from submitting its list of the members appointed for these committees, said Abdu Al-Janadi, the Head of Media Awareness at the commission.

Under a previous agreement the JMP would make up 46 percent of the polling committee the remaining member from the General People Congress.

The JMP asked to postpone the meeting from last Tuesday to postpone submitting its members for poll committees, according to Al-Janadi.

The SCER and political parties signed an agreement in the presence of international organizations to create an electronic version of voters' register and also to receives parties lists of polling committees' heads and members.

Mohammed Al-Sabri, Head of the Political Office at the Nasserite Unionist Popular Organization, a Yemeni political party, warned SCER of consequences of the failed meeting.

He denied that both sides agreed to hold a joint meeting on the coming Tuesday, pointing out that time must not be wasted on fruitless meetings and sessions.