ElectionGudie

Feb. 20, 2001 Held

2,569,226
Voted
Yemen

Republic of Yemen

Referendum

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,569,226
Valid Votes:2,423,511
Invalid Votes:145,755

Provisions

Voters were asked to approve several amendments to the Constitution that would: (1) Extend the presidential term from five to seven years. (2) Extend the mandate of the parliament from four to six years. (3) Establish a second chamber of parliament to be appointed by the President.

No551,633

22.76

Yes1,871,878

77.24

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Approval of a set of constitutional amendments that included the extension of the presidential term and the mandate of the parliament.

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 unicameral House of Representative with 301 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum on constitutional amendments that included extension of the presidential term and the mandate of the parliament. Voters were asked to approve several amendments to the Constitution that would:
    • Extend the presidential term from five to seven years.
    • Extend the mandate of the parliament from four to six years.
    • Establish a second chamber of parliament to be appointed by the President.

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of overall votes cast are required for a new political system to be adopted.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 17,479,206 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,637,728 ( 1997 )