Ebtihag Alkamal - Some politicians believe that democracy is based –only-on constitutional foundation and legal texts, so they claim that the absence of ideal experiences in democracy, freedoms, human rights means the failure of the political regime of the country.
Those people ignore that democratic and evolution change and the respect of human rights are not a production of legislative process only but production of political, social and cultural development ,and that process may takes long time.
As the change of the legislative infrastructure and its continuous improvement is a necessity for democratic development ,hence the influence in culture and minds of political leaders , the expansion of the political participation ground and upgrading the awareness of rights and democratic conduct occupy the same importance which the democratic legislations have.
The continuation in changing different institutions in the society to the same direction where the democratic process is moving at to create a generation believe in democracy and respect human rights, especially when we talk about Yemen –which spent decades under totalitarian and dictator regimes.
Although Yemeni democratic experience is short-about 15 years old- but it exposed that Yemeni socity is attempting to make this transformation achievable and becomes a final choice without return.
During the past fifteen years of the age of democracy in Yemen ,many political activities ,social ,economical , and cultural interaction took place which confirmed the democratic choice as a best choice for rapid development.
The country has witnessed three parliamentary elections , presidential election , local governance elections, two referendums , free journalism emerged and plurality as well.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh called political parties to expand women participation in policy and public life. He stressed in his speeches on women empowerment while hisarty (GPC) suggesting 10 percent representation in political decision-making. )
To achieve all that in underdevelopment country- like Yemen –during fifteen years is to be considered as.
To achieve all that in one of developing country- like Yemen –during fifteen years is to be considered as hopeful and progressive steps towards stable democracy in the country.
The critical question is : why we want Yemeni democracy to jump to remote distances in order to be on one line with western world –during 15 years only! Could democracy jump over realities of its society!? I do not think that.
Dr Rasheed (Guest)
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The Saudi aggression’s warplanes and warships continued to breach the ceasefire on Saturday in the provinces of Hodeidah, Taiz and Mareb, a military official said.
The official explained that the battleships of the Saudi aggression opened fire on the coastal city of Mocha in Taiz, while the surveillance planes continued flying in the sky of Thubab district and the western coast of Taiz.
The National delegation met on Thursday in Kuwait with eighteen ambassadors to Yemen.
During the meeting, the delegation members reviewed with the ambassadors the economic conditions in the country because of the aggression and the restrictions imposed on the Yemeni people, particularly obstructing ships movements, trade, transactions of the Central Bank of Yemen.
They stressed the need for a actual ceasefire and all military operations, affirming that Yemen needs an urgent political solution, taking into consideration the economic and security situations.
The national delegation stressed that after the 18 month-long aggression against Yemen, the other party cannot be recognized as legitimate regarding arms handover and the rest of procedural steps.
It is not difficult to form a consensual transitional government and it is possible to be agreed upon in principle, they said.
The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, has concluded his evaluative visit to the province of Sa’ada.
The UN official urged all warring parties to maintain their commitment to the cessation of hostilities and allowing unconditional access to humanitarian organizations.
McGoldrick also requested from the international community to increase the level of support provided to Yemen.
"It is not possible to stop the suffering in Yemen only through finding a political solution", he said, hoping to continue the cessation of hostilities to allow expanding the humanitarian activities and paving the way for peace.
McGoldrick met, during his visit, with Sa'ada Governor, the Executive Council of the province and local authorities in Al-Qutaber to discuss the need for increasing support in the areas of quartering, health and education.
He urged to maintain the health and educational facilities protected as neutral facilities during armed conflicts.
Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah received on Tuesday the national delegation headed by Mohamed Abdul-Salam and Aref al-Zoka.
In the meeting, al-Sabah confirmed his country's keenness on bringing peace in Yemen and reaching a peaceful solution, hoping that the peace talks in Kuwait will reach a comprehensive solution for the country.
The Emir of Kuwait stressed his keenness on stopping hostilities in Yemen, pointing that the efforts made by Kuwait aimed to succeed the talks.
For his part, Mohammed Abdulsalam affirmed the importance of the Kuwaiti role in bringing peace in Yemen, conforming the position of the national forces to find a just solution in Yemen.
The UN envoy to Yemen confirmed on Monday that the consensus of the participants in Yemeni peace talks held in Kuwait on bringing peace makes reaching a solution possible.
"There is no doubt that there are significant differences in views, but the consensus of the participants to bring peace makes it possible to reach a solution,” the UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a statement issued after the talks session Monday.
“There are only two options; either to continue the war or to consult and make concessions in order to achieve peace and all parties should assume responsibility for their decisions,” the UN envoy added.
The Saudi-led coalition has continued to fly intensively on the skies of many provinces, including Sana'a, Taiz, Mareb, Sa'ada, Mahweet, Lahj, Hajjah, Shabwa, Hodeida, Jawf.
A military official said the Riyadh's hirelings targeted the army and popular committees' sites in areas of Beer Basha, al-Khalel in Khadir district, in Jahmaliyah, Klabah, al-Salal and 40 Street in al-Dhamgah district in Taiz with light and medium weapons.
Moreover, the Riyadh's hirelings pounded the army and popular committees sites in al-Shabakah area, al-Ghawi Mount and al-Ain Mount, al-Jurf Mount, al-Shuqairah valley, Hasanat area with mortars in al-Waze'yah district of Taiz, according to the official.
The army and popular committees sites were also targeted by the mercenaries in Nehm district of Sana'a province.
In Mareb province, the hirelings bombarded the army and popular committees sites in al-Mashjah, Hilan Mount, al-Rabiah in Serwah district with medium and heavy weapons.
The Saudi fighter jets dropped flare bombs on different areas of Razeh district in Sa'ada, he said.
The hirelings pounded also areas in al-Ghail and al-Moton districts and targeted sites of the army and popular committees Aibar valley in Jawf with light weapons.