Cabinet of Yemen

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The Cabinet of Yemen refers to the governing body of the internationally recognized Yemen government led by the Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council Rashad al-Alimi who replaced former President of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on April 7, 2022 as the new President of Yemen. He then selected new cabinet members of the Yemeni Government.

As part of the 2015 Yemeni Civil War, the cabinet authority is contested by the Houthis, who took over the capital Sanaa in an armed rebellion against the government and formed the Supreme Revolutionary Committee and Supreme Political Council in 2015. President Hadi then declared Aden as the temporary capital. The United Nation Security Council resolution 2201 deplored the unilateral action of the Houthis while resolution 2216 reaffirmed the legitimacy of Hadi as the president of Yemen.

Despite being internationally recognized as the true government of Yemen, the Hadi government is sometimes considered a puppet regime of Saudi Arabia.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

In 2012, after Saleh stepped down as a result of the Yemeni Revolution, part of the wider Arab Spring protests, in a political transition plan backed by Gulf states, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi became the interim president and oversaw a national dialogue to draft a more inclusive, federal constitution. In 2014 the Houthis rapidly advanced south from Saada and seize Sanaa on September 21 with help from Saleh. In 2015, Hadi tried to announce a new federal constitution. The Houthis, who opposed the constitution, arrested him and forced him to resign. He escaped to Aden and declared it as the interim capital. He also asked the international community to intervene, triggering the Saudi led Arab military coalition intervention.[5]

Current Cabinet[edit]

Office Incumbent Start End
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed 15 October 2018 Incumbent
Minister of Electricity Ibrahim Mohamed Ali Kolshat 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Interior Ibrahim Ali Ahmed Haidan 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Information Muammar al-Iryani 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Sana’a Secretariat Abdelghani Jamil 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Youth and Sport Nayef al-Bakri 15 September 2015 Incumbent
Minister of Civil Service and Insurance Abdel Nasser Al-Wali 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and the Shura Council Mohammed Moqbel al-Himyari 25 December 2017 Incumbent
Minister of State for National Dialogue Najib Mansour Al-Awj 27 November 2018 Incumbent
Minister of Defense Mohammed Ali Al-Maqdashi 7 November 2018 Incumbent
Minister of Health Qassem Mohammad Qassem Baheeh 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Justice Badr al-Ardah 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Al-Wasabi 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructures Manea Bayamain 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Muhammad Al-Zaouri 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Tourism Muammar al-Iryani 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Petroleum and Minerals Abdul Salam Abdullah Salem Baaboud 25 December 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Religious Endowments and Guidance Mohamed Ahmed Shabiba 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Finance Salem Saleh Bin Braik 19 September 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Salem Abdullah Issa Al-Soqotri 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Khaled Al-Wasabi 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Culture Marwan Damaj 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Transport Abdel Salam Hamid 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Human Rights Ahmed Mohamed Omar Orman 27 April 2017 Incumbent
Minister of State Abd Rabbo Saleh Aslami 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of State Mohammed Abdallah Kouddah 27 November 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Legal Affairs Ahmed Mohamed Omar Orman 17 December 2020 Incumbent
Minister of Local Administration Hussein Abdul Rahman 17 December 2020 Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ANALYSIS: Saudi Arabia plays puppet master as Yemen slowly breaks apart". Middle East Eye. 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Riyadh enters the fray". The Economist. 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Detailing America's role in the world's worst crisis with Shireen Al-Adeimi: podcast & transcript". NBC. 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ "U.S. Support for the Saudi War on Yemen". The National Interest. 18 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Timeline: Yemen's slide into political crisis and war". Reuters. 21 March 2019.

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