Yemen Arab Republic parliamentary election, 1988

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Yemen Arab Republic on 5 July 1988.[1] As political parties were banned, all 1,300 candidates for the 128 seats ran as independents. Around 40 seats were won by tribal candidates, whilst around 30 were won by candidates sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood.[2] After the election, a further 31 members were appointed by the President.[2] Voter turnout was 77.7%.


Party Votes % Seats
Independents 100 128
Appointed members - - 31
Invalid/blank votes - -
Total 857,976 100 159
Source: Nohlen et al., IPU


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p301 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ a b Yemen Inter-Parliamentary Union