Almotamar.net-saba - Millions of Yemenis began on Tuesday going to the polling stations to take part in the early presidential election all over the country.
Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi is the sole consensus candidate in the early presidential election under the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered initiative signed by the Yemeni political parties in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last November and also backed by UN resolution 2014.
Nearly 10,243,364 voters, of whom 4,348,485 are women, are registered in the polling lists. The Supreme Commission for Election and Referendum (SCER) expected increasing the numbers.
The election's budget amounts to YR 9.9 billion. It is managed by 21 supervisory 0 committees, 301 central stations and 28,742 sub-stations, in addition to 900 extra sub-committees allocated for voters, who are not in their electoral constituencies and the displaced people in Sa'ada and Abyan governorates.
Over 100,000 troops will provide security at polling committees across the country.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate Hadi casted his ballot in the 12 election station in Sana’a.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
Doctors use the word “crisis” to describe the point at which a patient either starts to recover or dies. President George W. Bush’s Iraqi patient now seems to have reached that point. Most commentators appear to think that Bush’s latest prescription – a surge of 20,000 additional troops to suppress the militias in Baghdad – will, at best, merely postpone the inevitable death of his dream of a democratic Iraq. Yet as “Battle of Baghdad” begins, factors beyond Bush’s control and not of his making (at least not intentionally) may just save Iraq from its doom.