Saturday, August 20, 2011

Yemen Opposition National Council elects Ba Swondwa the Head of the Council

By Fatik Al-Rodaini
Sana'a, August 20, 2011- Yemen's opposition National Council elected on Saturday Ahmed Ba Swondwa, a key opposition leader and former foreign minister from the southern port city of Aden, as its president.
Sakher Al-Wajeh, a member of the current parliament, was elected as its technical head, while Horea Mashhoor was named as its spokewomen.
The 143-member National Council was formed Wednesday by two opposition groups in a bid to consolidate their fledgling movement. But Saturday, two dozen of its members announced they were quitting in a row over representation.
Opposition groups have tried to unite and form transitional government councils in the past but so far their attempts have been patchy, pointing at an increasingly fragmented movement.
See Also, Yemen Opposition National Council

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