ElectionGudie

April 27, 2003 Held

6,105,696
Voted
Yemen

Republic of Yemen

Election for Majlis Annowab (Yemeni House of Representatives)

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At stake in this election:

  • 301 seats in the House of Representatives (Majlis Annowab)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ali Abdallah SALIH
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abd al-Qadir BA JAMAL
  • Assembly: Yemen has a bicameral Legislature consisting of the Shura Council with 111 seats and the House of Representatives (Majlis Annowab) with 301 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by direct popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Shura Council 111 members are appointed by the president. In the House of Representatives (Majlis Annowab) 301 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: General People's Congress (GPC)*
    • Leader: Ali Abdallah SALIH
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 238
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 189
  • Party: Yemeni Congregation for Reform / Islah
    • Leader: Shaykh Abdallah bin Husayn al-AHMAR
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 46
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 52
  • Party: Yemen Socialist Party
    • Leader: Ali Salih MUQBIL
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 8
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Nasserite Unionist Party
    • Leader: Abdel Malik al-MAKHLAFI
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 3
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 3
  • Party: National Arab Socialist Baath Party
    • Leader: Dr. Quasim SALAAM
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 2
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 2
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A

* As of January 2002, the number of seats received for each party in parliament were as follows: GPC 223, Islah 64, Nasserite Unionist Party 3, National Arab Socialist Baath Party 2, Yemenist Socialist Party (YSP) 2, independents 7.

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections were last held on April 27, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 18,701,257 (July 2002 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 8,035,721 ( 2003 )