General People's Congress (Yemen)
|General People's Congress|
|المؤتمر الشعبي العام|
|Chairperson||Ali Abdullah Saleh|
|Founded||August 24, 1982|
|House of Representatives||
238 / 301
|Politics of Yemen
The number of parliamentary seats belonging the party in 1993 and 1997 terms were 123 and 187, respectively. In the general elections held on 27 April 1997, two women candidates of the party won seats. In the 2003 legislative election, the party won 58.0% of the popular vote and 238 out of 301 seats in the Assembly of Representatives of Yemen.
In the 2012 presidential election, the party supported the presidential candidacy of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi. Saleh has continued to lead the party since stepping down as President in 2012, eventually breaking with Hadi, his successor.
- Burrowes, Robert D. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Yemen. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 134.
- Burrowes, Robert D. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Yemen. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 111.
- Al Yemeni, Ahmed A. Hezam (2003). The Dynamic of Democratisation – Political Parties in Yemen (PDF). Toennes Satz + Druck GmbH. ISBN 3-89892-159-X.
|This article about a Yemeni political party is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|