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Yemen: Bin Daghr Warns Against Downsizing GPC

Yemen: Bin Daghr Warns Against Downsizing GPC

Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 11:15
Newly recruited militant holds a poster of the Houthi movement's leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi. (Reuters)

Facing Houthis' attempts to downsize the General People's Congress (GPC), Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr called the party’s leaders to unite under the leadership of Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Reliable sources in Sanaa accused Prime Minister of the coup government Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh bin Habtoor that he was persuaded by al-Houthi militias to remain in his position and to turn a blind eye to the killing of Saleh and his companions. The group promised Bin Habtoor and other GPC ministers financial privileges and having their situations settled within the party’s new structure, which will be announced during the coming days, added the sources.

In this context, Houthi official sources revealed that President of the Houthi Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad met on Saturday bin Habtoor and discussed with him developments on the national level.

The Houthi edition of SABA mentioned that Samad was briefed during his meeting with Bin Habtoor on the government report of achievements for 2017 in diverse sectors as well as the government’s plan for 2018 and its keenness to have procedures and steps that are capable of enhancing the economic and living conditions of citizens, reinforcing the governmental performance and improving revenues.

In a post on Facebook, Bin Daghr wrote that the GPC members will commit a huge mistake if they accept to divide the congress after it was unified by the uprising of Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh. “Every step towards dividing the GPC is a step towards the unknown,” he said, warning of the party’s collapse due to ignorance and irrational emotions.

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