General People's Congress (Yemen)

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Not to be confused with the General People's Congress of Libya.
General People's Congress (GPC)
المؤتمر الشعبي العام
Chairman Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi
Founded 24 August 1982
Headquarters Sana'a, Yemen
Ideology Big tent[1]
Centrism[2]
Arab nationalism
Political position Right-wing
Parliament of Yemen
238 / 301
Website
Official website
Politics of Yemen
Political parties
Elections

The General People's Congress (Arabic: المؤتمر الشعبي العام‎; transliterated: Al-Mo'tamar Ash-Sha'abiy Al-'Aam) is the ruling political party in Yemen.

It was founded on 24 August 1982 in Sana'a, Yemen, by Ali Abdullah Saleh.[3] The party is dominated by a nationalist line, and its official ideology is Arab nationalism, seeking Arab unity.

The number of parliamentary seats belonging the party in 1993 and 1997 terms were 123 and 187, respectively.[3] In the general elections held on 27 April 1997, two women candidates of the party won seats.[3] In the last legislative elections in 2003 the party won 58.0% of the popular vote and 238 out of 301 seats in the Assembly of Representatives of Yemen. In the Yemeni presidential election, 2012 the party supported the presidential candidacy of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burrowes, Robert D. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Yemen. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 134. 
  2. ^ Burrowes, Robert D. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Yemen. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 111. 
  3. ^ a b c Al Yemeni, Ahmed A. Hezam (2003). The Dynamic of Democratisation – Political Parties in Yemen. Toennes Satz + Druck GmbH. ISBN 3-89892-159-X.