Monday, February 20, 2012

Yemen to elect new president

SANA'A, Feb. 20 (Saba) - Over 10 million Yemeni citizens are to cast their ballots on Tuesday to elect a new president.
Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi is the sole consensus candidate in the early presidential election to be held 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.
The Supreme Commission for Election and Referendum (SCER) said all technical and security arrangements have completed for the presidential election, which is the third in Yemen.
The election's budget amounts to YR 9.9 billion and is managed by 21 supervisory committees, 301 central committees and 28,742 sub-committees, 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.
The number of registered voters is 10,243,364 voters, of whom 4,348,485 are women.

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