Salim Rubai Ali
|Salim Rubai Ali
سالم ربيع علي
|President al-Hamdi (right) and President Salmeen (left).|
|2nd President of South Yemen|
22 June 1969 – 26 June 1978
|Preceded by||Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi|
|Succeeded by||Ali Nasir Muhammad|
|Died||26 June 1978
|Political party||National Liberation Front|
Salim Rubayyi Ali (Salmin) or Salim Rubai Ali (1935–1978) (Arabic: ("سالم ربيع علي "سالمين ) was the head of state of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) from June 22, 1969 to his surrender and execution by firing squad on June 26, 1978. Rubayyi led the left wing of the National Front for the Liberation of South Yemen (NF) which forced the British to withdraw from South Arabia on November 29, 1967. Rubayyi's radicals gained dominance over the more moderate President Qahtan al-Shaabi elements of the NF, allowing their leader to seize power. He retained the title of Chairman of the Presidential Council throughout his term, even as the NF changed the name of the country from the People's Republic of South Yemen to the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in 1970. Rubayyi's NF joined with other parties 1975, creating the United Political Organisation NF (التنظيم السياسي الموحد الجبهة القومية), all rival parties were outlawed earlier. However, he opposed the idea of the Yemeni Socialist Party's (YSP) future creation promoted by Abdul Fattah Ismail.
In 1978 Ali Nasir Muhammad overthrew and executed him.
Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi
|President of South Yemen
Ali Nasir Muhammad
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