Sept. 23, 1999 Held


Republic of Yemen

Election for Yemeni Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,772,891
Valid Votes:3,725,880
Invalid Votes:47,011

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ali Abdullah SALEH3,584,399


Najeeb Qahtan AL-SHA'ABI141,481

Election Results Modified: Oct 16, 2013

General Information

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 )
Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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