Record Modified: Dec 07 2022

Sept. 20, 2006 Held


Republic of Yemen

Election for Yemeni Presidency


Cast Votes:6,025,818
Valid Votes:5,377,238
Invalid Votes:648,580


Ali Abdullah SALEH4,149,673


Faisal Bin SHAMLAN1,173,025


Fathi Mohammed Al-AZAB24,524


Yassin Abdo Saeed NO’AMAN21,642


Ahmed Abdullah Majeed AL-MAJIDI8,324


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At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Yemen

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ali Abdullah SALEH *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdul al-Qadir BA JAMAL
  • Assembly: Yemen has a bicameral Legislature consisting of the Shura Council with 111 seats and the House of Representatives with 301 seats.

* If no candidate obtains an absolute majority of votes cast, a run-off election is held between the two highest-polling candidates.

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 301 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ali Abdullah SALEH
    • Party: General People's Congress (GPC)
  • Faisal Bin SHAMLAN
    • Party: Joint Meeting Parties (JMP)
  • Fathi Mohammed Al-AZAB
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Yassin Abdo Saeed NO’AMAN
    • Party: National Opposition Council (NOC)
  • Ahmed Abdullah Majeed AL-MAJIDI
    • Party: Independent Candidate

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on September 23, 1999. Ali Abdullah SALEH was elected President with 96.2% against Najib Qahtan AL-SHABI who obtained 3.8%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 21,456,188 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 9,247,390 (September 2006 )