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Yemen Prominent Parties to Form a Political Bloc

Following a historic session of the Yemeni parliament, a group of Yemeni parties have announced the preparation of a political bloc that aims at supporting the Yemeni legitimate government.

Mohammed AL Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen, said on Twitter that Yemen prominent political parties have announced the formation of political bloc shortly after the extraordinary session of the parliament was held today in the city of Sioun, capital of Hadramout province.

Earlier today, leaders of Yemen most prominent parties headed to Sayoun to announce a political coalition that aims at supporting the internationally recognized government, insider sources told the Almashad Online.

The coalition consists of 16 parties and political components, headed by the General People’s Congress, Yemeni Islah Party, the Socialist Party, and Nasserite Party.

It is the first time the Yemen House of Representatives have hold a session of the parliament since the war started in 2015.

Seiyun’s special parliamentary session was attended by 136 pro-government lawmakers, out of a total of 267 who remain alive to this day.

100 members of the parliament, including Yahya Ali al-Raee, the former speaker of the Yemeni House of Representatives could not make it to the session since they are put under Houthi-imposed house arrest in rebel-held capital, local sources said.

In Sanaa, on the other hand, the Houthi rebels _ in attempt to legitimize their coup _ have started to organize elections to fill vacant seats in the same parliament, according to their news agency.

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