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Yemen

Republic of Yemen

27,392,779 5

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

10,243,364 67.70%

Registered Voters (as of Feb. 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Yemeni Shura Council Majlis Alshoora Upper House
Yemeni House of Representatives Majlis Annowab Lower House

Description of government structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Abd Rabuh Mansur HADI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ahmad Obaid bin DAGHIR
  • 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.

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.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-09-23 3,772,891 5,591,422 67.48%
Referendum 2001-02-20 2,569,226 3,945,500 65.12%
Yemeni House of Representatives 2003-04-27 6,105,696 8,035,721 75.98%
President 2006-09-20 6,025,818 9,247,390 65.16%
President 2012-02-21 6,635,192 10,243,364 64.78%

Voter Turnout