YEMEN: Presidential Elections, 21 Feb 2012

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YEMEN: Presidential Elections, 21 Feb 2012

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 21:15

 

Description of government structure:

Chief of State: President Abd al-Rab Mansur AL-HADI *

Head of Government: Prime Minister Ali Muhammad MUJAWWAR

Assembly: Yemen has a bicameral Parliament (Majlis) consisting of the Shura Council (Majlis Alshoora) with 111 seats and the House of Representatives (Majlis Annowab) with 301 seats.

* AL-HADI is acting President.

Description of electoral system:

The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-year term.

The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.

In the Shura Council (Majlis Alshoora) 111 members are appointed by the president. In the House of Representatives (Majlis Annowab) 301 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms.

Source: Election Guide

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