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Yemen: Parliament fails to meet quorum after Hadi loyalists stay away01:34

Yemen: Parliament fails to meet quorum after Hadi loyalists stay away

Yemen, Sanaa
August 13, 2016 at 11:54 GMT -00:00 · Published

Only 120 of 301 Yemeni MPs attended a Parliament session in Sanaa on Saturday, its first since the country’s civil war began in September 2014. The low turnout resulted in the failure to meet quorum.

MPs loyal to ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi had stated prior to the session that they would not be attending, due to their opposition to the rival Houthi movement.

During the session, Akram Attia, the Deputy Head of the Yemeni parliament, said that Yemen should “confront the aggression and arrogance of Saudi Arabia,” who are backing the Hadi government with military assistance.

Following the collapse of UN-backed peace talks last week, the Houthis and their allies have established a governing council to rule over Yemen, a move opposed by Hadi's exiled government and the UN.

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Only 120 of 301 Yemeni MPs attended a Parliament session in Sanaa on Saturday, its first since the country’s civil war began in September 2014. The low turnout resulted in the failure to meet quorum.

MPs loyal to ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi had stated prior to the session that they would not be attending, due to their opposition to the rival Houthi movement.

During the session, Akram Attia, the Deputy Head of the Yemeni parliament, said that Yemen should “confront the aggression and arrogance of Saudi Arabia,” who are backing the Hadi government with military assistance.

Following the collapse of UN-backed peace talks last week, the Houthis and their allies have established a governing council to rule over Yemen, a move opposed by Hadi's exiled government and the UN.

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