The committee tasked with preparing the work rules for Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) and its affiliated bodies has completed the preparation of a final draft that it will submit to Rashad Al-Alimi, PLC Chairman, to make final observations before presenting it to parliament for approval.
Ahmed Attia, a member of the legal team, revealed that the rules governing the PLC and its affiliated bodies have been successfully prepared.
Former Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi had issued a presidential decree last April, transferring all his presidential powers to the PLC headed by Al-Alimi.
“Since the announcement of the transfer of power, we in the legal team have worked in the spirit of one team in order to prepare the rules governing the PLC and its affiliated bodies, which are the Consultation and Reconciliation Commission, the Economic Team and the Legal Team,” Attia told Asharq Al-Awsat.
“We have completely finished the draft that establishes a new stage in the history of Yemen, because the system has shifted from the presidential system to a joint PLC system,” added Attia.
“These rules regulate the work of the PLC and the method of procedures to be taken, whether with regard to the issue of voting, budgets, or the PLC’s relationship with other bodies,” he explained.
The new draft rules consist of six chapters and approximately 62 articles, revealed Attia.
“The new draft rules represent the legal reference for the PLC and its bodies, and anything else that does not contradict the Constitution and the applicable law,” noted Attia.
“The transfer of power suspended the part of the constitution regarding the issue of transferring power only, leaving other articles of the constitution intact and effective.”
“We have been keen for the new rules to be based on the statement of the transfer of power in letter and spirit without addition or subtraction,” affirmed Attia.