SANA’A, Feb. 24 (Saba)- The Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum (SCER) said Friday that Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi has been elected as a new Yemeni president.
SCER Chairman Mohammad Hussein al-Hakimi told a news conference that Hadi won 99.8 percent of voters.
Election Commission chief Mohammed al-Hakimi said Friday that 6.6 million votes out of a potential 10.2 million went to Hadi, who is expected to be sworn in Saturday. More than 99 percent of the 6.6 million votes cast were for Hadi. The remaining 25,000 ballots cast were invalid. The only option on the ballot was to vote "yes" for Hadi.
Abdp Rabbo Mansour Hadi: Profile
Hadi was born in 1945, in Thukain village in Abyan province.
He graduated in 1966 after receiving a military scholarship to study in Britain.
In 1970, when he was 25 years old, he joined the army of South Yemen.
Then, in 1970, he received another military scholarship to study tanks in Egypt for six years.
Hadi spent the following four years in Russia studying military commanding.
He occupied several military posts in the southern Yemen army.
He was promoted to general in 1991 after the unification of Yemen.
In May 1994, Hadi was appointed Minister of Defense.
In October 1994, he was appointed Vice President by republican decree.