The Supreme Revolutionary Committee
, sometimes referred to as the Revolutionary Council
or the Revolutionary Committee
is an interim body in Yemen
formed by the Zaidiyyah Shia
group Ansar Allah
(more commonly known as the Houthis
). In their 6 February 2015 "constitutional declaration" after seizing control of the Yemeni
capital and much of former North Yemen
, and the failure of Thursday talks between the Houthis and Yemen’s many political parties that were aimed at forming a government to replace Hadi
and his cabinet,
the group declared the committee would act as Yemen's interim authority. The committee was given the task of forming a new 551-seat parliament, which would then select a five-member presidential council to rule the country for two years.
Seal of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee.