Yemen parties agree on transitional council, UN envoy says
Rival factions in Yemen have agreed to create an interim governing council in a bid to overcome the country’s political crisis. The parliament and the new assembly will make legislation guiding Yemen’s transition.
“This progress is not a final agreement, but an important breakthrough that paves the way towards a comprehensive agreement,” UN mediator Jamal Benomar said on Friday.
As part of the new deal, Yemen’s old 301-member parliament, made up overwhelmingly of MPs from the former ruling party thought to be sympathetic to the Houthis, will stay in place.
Furthermore, instead of traditional upper house, a new transitional council, the size of which has not been defined, will be created and consist of members from traditionally unrepresented parts of society, including people from Yemen’s formerly independent South, women and young people.
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Source News: DW