Parliamentarians confirms to AL-Masdar online that they have received a call for a meeting. Will the Council really be convened this time and where?

Parliamentarians confirms to AL-Masdar online that they have  received a call for a meeting. Will the Council really be convened this time and where?

In anticipation of the election to fill the vacant seats in the House of Representatives, which the Houthis plan to hold in mid-April, the pro-government parliamentary presidency called on council members located inside and outside Yemen to come to the Saudi capital of Riyadh, in preparation for the first session of the House of Representatives.

According to a letter from Deputy Speaker of the House Mohamed Ali al-Shaddadi to Members of Parliament, a copy of which was received by Al-Masdar online, "The parliamentary sessions will be held in early April, under the decision of the President of the Republic, Marshal Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

The letter, which was scheduled to be held in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday, is the last date for the gathering of members of the House of Representatives in the Kingdom or abroad, with the aim of transferring them to the Yemeni province, where the parliament will be seated (without actual time For the first session and the governorate in which the sessions of the Parliament will be held).

The letter, released on Friday (March 29th), called on Members of parliament in the liberated Yemeni provinces to determine their whereabouts, to be transferred to the governorate where the session will be held.

A number of Members of the House of Representatives confirmed to Al-Masdar online that they have received an invitation from the Vice-President of the Council to attend the meetings of the Council to be held days later, but noted that the venue of the Council remains unknown to date.

The members noted the arrival of a number of their colleagues in Parliament this morning to the Saudi capital Riyadh coming from Istanbul, Cairo and Dubai, at the invitation of the Presidium of the Council, and the President's directives to convene Parliament and exercise its national functions.

More than once, the pro-government Parliament, stalled despite the presence of 134 parliamentary members late last year in Riyadh, met with a meeting presided over by President Hadi, but the members  failed to reach an agreement that the Council would hold its formal meetings, following disagreements over the presidency of the Council, and sources at the time  spoke to  Al-Masdar that the president is not willing to convene the pro-legitimacy Council, apprehension of finding a competition legitimacy for President Hadi's legitimacy.

The call for legitimacy comes from the members of the House of Representatives, in anticipation of the elections to fill the vacant chambers in the Council, which the Houthis intend to conduct on April 13, 2019, in their proceedings to invite the Council of Representatives in Sana'a, which continues to hold its meetings despite the failure to complete the quorum for the meetings ( Approximately 100 representatives of the conference and the Houthis, as well as Yahya al-Ra’ee, the President of the Council and the Assistant Secretary-General of the public Conference party.

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.

Earlier, 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, confirming in a statement—Al-Masdar online has received a copy of it--that those actions were rendered without a status and clashed with the principles of the Constitution and the provisions of the law, and take Yemen to the path of the two halves and prolong its suffering.

The Minister of Youth in the Houthi government (not recognized), Hassan Zeid, criticized the actions taken by the coup militias in Sanaa, stressing that the new members to be elected will not outweigh the majority in the Council for the benefit of the group, warning that the elections will give pro-government and coalition An incentive to hold parliamentary hearings abroad.


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