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.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eng. Hisham Sharaf and Minister of Agriculture Ghazi Al-Ahwal met on Tuesday with the Resident Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Sana'a Dr. Salah El Hajj.
The meeting reviewed aspects of cooperation between Yemen and FAO, especially with regard to the food security situation in Yemen.