Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Yemen Region
|Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Yemen Region|
|International affiliation||Syrian-led Ba'ath Party|
|Colors||Black, Red, White and Green (Pan-Arab colors)|
|House of Representatives|
|Politics of Yemen
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The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Yemen Region (Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي - قطر اليمن Hizb Al-Ba'ath Al-Arabi Al-Ishtiraki - Qutr Al-Yaman) is the Yemeni regional organization of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (based in Damascus).
Ba'athism in Yemen originates back to the 1950s. The party worked underground until 1990. It obtained official registration as the 'Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party' on December 31, 1995 (whilst the other group had to register as the 'National Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party'). The general secretary of the party in Yemen is Mohammed Al-Zubairy. The party contested the 1993 parliamentary election in alliance with the other Ba'athist group, winning seven seats. In the 1997 and 2003 parliamentary elections, the party won two seats. In 2003, the party got 0.66% of the national vote. The party supported Ali Abdullah Saleh in the 1999 presidential election.
In December 2008, the party and the National Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party agreed to coordinate their political activities.