ElectionGudie

Sept. 23, 1999 Held

3,772,891
Voted
Yemen

Republic of Yemen

Election for President

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,772,891
Valid Votes:3,725,880
Invalid Votes:47,011

Candidates:

Ali Abdullah SALEH3,584,399

96.20

Najeeb Qahtan AL-SHA'ABI141,481

3.80

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Yemen

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President President Ali Abdallah SALEH
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abd Al-Karim AL-IRYANI
  • 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 5-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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

 

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,942,230 (July 1999 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,637,728 ( 1997 )