Two Voters Die During Presidential Election [Archives:1999/39/Front Page]

September 27 1999

SANAA: Even though the presidential election went on with not much problems, only one serious incident happened in Sanaa during the voting hours last Thursday, leading to the death of 2 and the injury of at least 7 people. The incident happened following some claimed accusations that the polls have been cheated. Officials claimed that the accident was not politically motivated, and was merely a criminal act. Some other violent acts were witnessed in Mareb and other areas as well. 
Monitors stated that the election went well, except for some simple violations of underage voting and some multiple votings. Despite the official stand regarding the number of the voters, many eye witnesses state that the number was not as anticipated.