Yasin Said Numan

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Yasin Said Numan (Arabic: ياسين سعيد نعمان‎; born 1948)[1] is the General Secretary of the Yemeni Socialist Party.

Numan joined the Yemeni National Front, which later became the Yemeni Socialist Party, when he was 17.[2] In 1986 he became the Prime Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen from February 1986[3] until Yemeni unification in 1990, under Chairman Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas, who preceded Numan as Prime Minister. Numan had previously been Minister of Fisheries and Deputy Prime Minister.[3]

After the Unification of Yemen Numan became the interim Speaker of Parliament, until the parliamentary election of 1993 when he was replaced by Abdullah Bin Hussein al-Ahmar.[2] He became the General Secretary of the Yemeni Socialist Party in 2005.[4]

During the Yemeni Revolution of 2011, Numan was critical of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and supported a plan by the GCC for Saleh to step down.[5] He escaped from an assassination attempt in August 2012, he was one of several Socialist Party politicians targeted during 2012.[6]


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  2. ^ a b Francois-Xavier Tregan (1 February 2012). "Searching For Yemen: Opposition Leader Yassin Said Numan's National Quest". Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Taylor & Francis Group (2004). Europa World Year Book 2, Book 2. p. 4701. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8. 
  4. ^ [National Information Center. "Basic information about Political Parties/ Basic information Yemeni Socialist Party." National Information Center (Yemen). Presidential Office of the Republic, 2010. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. http://www.yemen-nic.info/sectors/politics/detail.php?ID=8437]
  5. ^ Vivian Salama (9 May 2011). "Yemen Is ‘Collapsing’ Amid Stalemate, Former Premier Numan Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Jomana Farhat (15 September 2012). "Yemen’s Numan: Power Must Return to the Popular Will". Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
Preceded by
Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
Prime Minister of South Yemen
Succeeded by