Dec. 4, 2013, 3:36 p.m.
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
1850 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Monday, December 9, 2013
12:30 p.m. EST
In late 2011, Yemeni political leaders and stakeholders endorsed the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Agreement, which laid out a two-year roadmap for resolving Yemen's political paralysis. The agreement scripted a process with an inclusive National Dialogue, a new constitution, a constitutional referendum and national elections to move the country forward. Two years later – with the National Dialogue process yet to reach consensus on key challenges – it is likely the initial timeframe will expire without a referendum and without elections.
What challenges will these delays present to Yemeni and international stakeholders? How should Yemeni leaders and the international community reformulate a timeline that is more realistic and responsive to the reality on the ground? When should presidential elections, a constitutional referendum and parliamentary elections be held, and what technical challenges will stakeholders face?
Please join us for a panel discussion on these timely issues, the overall political environment in Yemen, the potential impact on the electoral process and the ongoing role of the international community. Lunch will be served.
Grant Kippen, Chief of Party in Yemen, IFES
Danya Greenfield, Acting Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council
Nadwa Dawsari, Civil Society and Conflict Specialist, and Founder of Partners Yemen
Learn more about IFES' work in Yemen.
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