Feb. 21, 2012 Held


Republic of Yemen

Election for Yemeni Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:6,635,192
Valid Votes:6,621,921
Invalid Votes:13,271

Vote Share by Candidate:

Abd Rabbuh Mansur AL-HADI6,621,921

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Yemen

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abd al-Rab Mansur AL-HADI *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ali Muhammad MUJAWWAR
  • 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.

* AL-HADI is acting President.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-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:

  • Abd Rabbuh Mansur AL-HADI
  • Party: General People's Congress (GPC) / المؤتمر الشعبي العام‎; al-Mo'tamar ash-Sha'by al-'Am)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 24,133,492 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 10,243,364 (February 2012)
Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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