Party of Truth (Yemen)

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The Party of Truth (Arabic: حزب الحق, Hizb al-Haqq) is a Zaydi Islamist political party in Yemen.[1]


Established by Ahmad al-Shami in 1990 in order to oppose al-Islah,[2][3] the party won two seats in the House of Representatives in the 1993 elections, the first after unification.[4] However, the 1997 elections saw its vote share drop from 0.8% to 0.2%, and it lost both seats. In 2002 it joined the opposition Joint Meeting Parties alliance.[5] It received only 0.1% of the vote in the 2003 elections, remaining without parliamentary representation.


  1. ^ Quinn Mecham & Julie Chernov Hwang (2014) Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World, University of Pennsylvania Press, p140
  2. ^ William A. Rugh (2004) Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics, Greenwood Publishing Group, p107
  3. ^ Bernard Haykel (2003) Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad Al-Shawkani, Cambridge University Press, p227
  4. ^ Elections held in 1993 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  5. ^ Who's who in Yemen's opposition? Al Jazeera, 10 March 2011

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