Yemeni President calls on Parliament to convene extraordinary session in Hadhramout

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2019-04-11 | Since 3 Month

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Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi, late on Wednesday, calls on the Parliament to convene an extraordinary session in Yemen's eastern province of Hadhramout.

According to Aden-based Yemeni "Saba" news agency President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi issued decree on Wednesday which calls on the Parliament to extraordinary session in Yemen's eastern province of Hadhramout.

It did not specify in the decree the date of the session of parliament or the city convening in.

The Yemeni parliament is due hold its session in the next few days in the city of Sayoun of Wadi Hadhramout after President Hadi failed to convence session in the city of Aden, the initirm cabital of "legitimate" Government because of the rejection and threats of the armed southern transitional council supported by the United Arab Emirates.

If the parliament sessions is to be convence in Hadhramout, it will be the first time the Yemeni parliament has held its sessions outside the capital, Sana'a, which is currently controlled by the Houthis group (Ansar Allah).

This will also be the first time that the Yemeni parliament has been convened under the "legitimacy" of Yemen since the start of the war in Yemen in late March 2015.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi.

It has lefttens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 3 million displaced, triggering what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.

The Yemeni Parliament has been experiencing division following the war, with most of its members in Houthi-held areas holding semi-regular sessions in Sana'a, including Speaker Raa'i. But their number has increasingly declined after former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in his house by Houthis on the 4th of December, 2017, two days after he had declared his GPC party's disconnection from partnership with Houthis and called for uprising against the group.

Saudi Patriot-equipped and Yemeni presidential guard forces arrived Saturday in Seyoun to secure the session, the first since 2015.

"Parliament blocks have agreed to form a presiding board chaired by Sultan al-Barakani as speaker, Mohamed al-Shadadi as deputy and Muhsin Basera and Abdul Aziz Jubari as second and third deputies," said Mohamed al-Himiari, the official minister for Parliament and
Shura affairs.

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