- An official source at the General People's Congress (GPC) on Sunday refuted statements issued by the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) in that the GPC has no right to amend the constitution. The source those statements were lacking of the simplest concepts pertaining to the constitution and the law and that they were just impressions that did not depend on any serious justifications but rather a kid of wrangles and outbids.
In a statement to almotamar.net the source stressed that the people reference in any constitutional amendments depends on two main rules: the first is the parliament that has clear constitutional powers fixed in the constitution and grants it the right to amend some articles of the constitution, and the second rule is to go to the general referendum concerning other articles the constitutions stipulates the necessity of referring them to referendum.
The source made clear that the claim of the necessity of party accord in this regard does not depend on any legal basis but related to the JMP and its parties to install themselves as guardians of the Yemeni people and the parliament and other constitutional bodies. He said that was a rejected matter completely. There is absolutely no bargaining in legal and constitutional matters.
The source said the parties represented in the parliament can express their views and ideas in discussions held by constitutional establishments and the realistic frame is not in suggesting the idea of accord but rather in holding dialogues inside the parliament. He affirmed that the GPC was and still keen to maintain dialogue, indicating that the GPC was continuing its dialogues with the rest of political parties and organisations and renews its call on all political parties to join he dialogue table.
The source appreciated role of the social and cultural activities that devote their efforts to support and participate with the GPC in enriching discussions on the constitutional amendments and the local rule system.