The High Electoral Commission condemns the Houthis ' bid to organize elections to fill vacant seats of the House of Representatives

The High Electoral Commission condemns the Houthis ' bid to organize elections to fill vacant seats of the House of Representatives


The High Electoral Commission condemned the Houthis ' attempt in the capital, Sana'a, to hold elections to fill the vacant seats of the House of Representatives, because of the lack of constitutional conditions.

She said in a statement that these actions were rendered uncharacteristic and contradict with the principles of the Constitution and the provisions of the law, and send  Yemen to the path of secession and prolong its suffering.

It stressed that she would remain committed to neutrality, independence, professionalism and integrity in the conduct of its work, noting that since the onset of the crisis she had not acted or taken any decision that was contrary to the texts and deepened the crisis.

The committee said in its statement that it “is determined to develop detailed plans and programmes implemented for the draft electoral register and the national number in cooperation and work with its partners of the supporting international organizations."

The statement called on political parties and local and international organizations to help them overcome these difficult circumstances and to help them carry out their tasks in accordance with the Constitution and the laws in force.

The Houthis announced in mid-March that they would arrange for parliamentary elections, aimed at filling vacant seats in the House of Representatives, in an attempt to compensate for the whereabouts of the deceased deputies or those who managed to evade their areas of control and join the legitimate government.

In February, President Hadi issued a presidential decree transferring the High Commission for elections and the referendum from Sana'a to Aden, and the resolution also stipulated the nullity of the actions taken by the Houthis, including the appointment of four judges on the Committee, and the President directed the Judicial Council to refer them for investigation.


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