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Yemen Offers South Equal Representation in ‘National Dialogue’ Meeting
Insist Separatists Will Be Given 'Good Number of Seats'
by Jason Ditz, November 26, 2012
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Eager to give the event at least a veneer of legitimacy, Yemeni officials say they have reserved half of the 565 seats at a “national dialogue” meeting to different factions from South Yemen, including a “good number” to separatist factions.
No date has been set for the meeting, which is mandated as part of the “transition” deal which secured Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s election as president in a single-candidate election. Exactly what the meeting will entail is also vague.
The meeting is supposed to be related somehow to reconciliation and the penning of a new constitution, but seems chiefly aimed at legitimizing the UN-backed plan to keep Hadi in power going forward.
The UN seems more eager than anyone to ensure the south takes part in the deal, but many secessionist movements don’t see a future for a Sanaa-dominated Yemen to begin with, and don’t seem likely to be attracted by an offer of seats at such a conference if it means abandoning their secessionist goals.
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Highlights
Netanyahu's War Crime
Philip Giraldi on Gaza
The Humiliation of Bradley Manning
They're sending a message, says Ray McGovern
Downsize the Drone-Strike Policy
Robert Naiman's reformist strategy
Breaking News
Pentagon Sees Iran as Threat No. 1
Iran is militarily inadequate and racked by sanctions
100 Slain as Bombs Strike Damascus
Bombings target Druze, Christian neighborhoods
Nationalists Push for 'Greater Albania'
PM claims Kosovo, parts of other neighbors