Ali Nasir Muhammad

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Ali Nasir Muhammad
علي ناصر محمد الحسني
Ali Nasir Muhammad (right) as Prime-Minister of PDRY in East Berlin, 1978.jpg
Ali Nasir (right) as a Prime-Minister of PDRY in East Berlin, 1978
5th President of South Yemen
In office
21 April 1980 – 24 January 1986
Preceded by Abdul Fattah Ismail
Succeeded by Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
3rd President of South Yemen
In office
26 June 1978 – 27 December 1978
Preceded by Salim Rubai Ali
Succeeded by Abdul Fattah Ismail
Personal details
Born 1939
Political party Yemeni Socialist Party
Other political
National Liberation Front

Ali Nasir Muhammad Husani (Arabic: علي ناصر محمد الحسني‎) (born 1939) was twice president of South Yemen. He served as Chairman of the Presidential Council from 26 June 1978 - 27 December 1978. In April 1980, South Yemeni president Abdul Fattah Ismail resigned and went into exile. His successor was Ali Nasir Muhammad who took a less interventionist stance toward both North Yemen and neighbouring Oman. On January 13, 1986, a violent struggle began in Aden between Ali Nasir's supporters and supporters of the returned Ismail. (See South Yemen Civil War) Fighting lasted for more than a month and resulted in thousands of casualties, Ali Nasir's ouster, and Ismail's death. Muhammad's term had lasted from 21 April 1980 to 24 January 1986. Some 60,000 people, including the deposed Ali Nasir, fled to North Yemen. He was succeeded by Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas.

Mohammed was a member of the National Front, ar. الجبهة القومية (NF) as well as the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP - الحزب الاشتراكي اليمني ) after the YSP was formed from the UPONF in October 1978. During the 1994 Civil War in Yemen, he pushed his supporters to operate alongside the forces of Sana'a government and against the recently re-established Democratic Republic of Yemen, seeking revenge for his ouster. The southern secession was repressed in July 1994 after the surrender of Aden and Mukalla strongholds.

The former president became an opposition figure in the 2011 Yemeni uprising, being named to a 17-member transitional council intended by some anti-government factions to govern Yemen during a prospective transition from the authoritarian regime led by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to a plural democracy. This council is opposed by the Joint Meeting Parties, the main opposition coalition, which also supports Saleh's removal from power and a transition to democracy.[1]

Political offices
Preceded by
Salim Rubai Ali
President of South Yemen
Succeeded by
Abdul Fattah Ismail
Preceded by
Abdul Fattah Ismail
President of South Yemen
Succeeded by
Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas


*"Russian Translation" (2006) - Russian TV political detective serial: the first four scenes are giving the fictionized version of Aden 1986 civil war between Ali Nasir Muhammad and the opposition in YSP.

  1. ^ "Yemen protesters set up transitional council". Reuters. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.