Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Yemen Region

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Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Yemen Region
Leader Mohammed Al-Zubairy
Founded 1951 (1951)
Headquarters Sana'a, Yemen
Ideology Ba'athism
International affiliation Syrian-led Ba'ath Party
Colors Black, Red, White and Green (Pan-Arab colors)
House of Representatives
2 / 301
Party flag
Flag of the Ba'ath Party.svg
Politics of Yemen
Political parties

The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Yemen Region (Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي - قطر اليمنHizb 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.[1]

In December 2008, the party and the National Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party agreed to coordinate their political activities.[2]

In November 2010 one of the key leaders of the party in Yemen, Ali Ahmad Nasser al-Dhahab (assistant general secretary of the Regional Command and Member of Parliament since 1993), died.[3][4]

In 2011, the party has participated in the Yemeni Revolution against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


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