Transition in Yemen: An Overview of Constitutional and Electoral Provisions

Publication Date: 
7 Jun 2011

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As countries in the Middle East and North Africa continue to shift towards democracy, it is important to understand the countries’ existing legal frameworks to know where reform must begin.

Transition in Yemen: An overview of constitutional and electoral provisions, IFES latest briefing paper on the MENA region, provides an overview of Yemen’s constitutional and electoral provisions regulating the presidential and parliamentary elections.

The paper offers a snapshot of where things are now and potential areas of improvement in Yemen’s electoral framework that could lead to more open and transparent elections. It also gives insight into the steps that would follow if President Saleh steps down and the issues that would have to be considered in order to hold valid elections.

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