Almotamar.net - Telegrams of support and welcome sent by civil activities and trade unions and professional activities continued for the second running for decision of the Yemeni National Defence Council on election of provinces governors by the elected local councils in Yemen's governorates and districts.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh has called on the parliament to amend the low of the local authority in the way allowing the executive power to hold elections of Yemen's provinces governors on the 27th of this month. Meanwhile the cabinet in its extraordinary meeting on Thursday referred a draft amendment the local authority law to the parliament for taking necessary constitutional procedures.
The general union of educational professions and its branches in Yemeni governorates highly valued the decision, indicating in a telegram addressed to the president of the republic the courageousness of the decision for expansion of the people participation in the political life.
The general union for banks, insurances and financial work followed up with great interest the initiative launched by the President with regard to electing governors, the constitutional amendments and the decision taken by the National Defence Council on speeding up taking legal measures for amending the local authority law with regard to election of provinces governors and heads of districts.
In a statement on Friday obtained by almotamar.net the general union of banks, insurances and financial work expressed its support got he initiative as to would contribute to the situation of the new Yemen features and would be a positive step in the democratic structure the landmarks of which were founded by President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The union called all segments of the society to rally behind implementation of the decision as it would contribute to translating the people's ambitions for achieving comprehensive economic development.
In a similar statement the civil society organisations in the remote and countryside areas and the society for youth and childhood care and its branches in governorates blessed the sound and wise step by the National Defence Council on accelerating the constitutional amendments and election of provinces governors.
The general federation of chambers of commerce and industry, the chamber of commerce in the capital and governorates and Yemen businessmen announced their support for the election of governors and heads of districts.
In its telegram to the President the general federation of chambers of commerce and industry evaluated and appreciated the efforts of the President in building the country, considering the decision as a historic brick and qualitative transfer in democracy for the people of Yemen.
On its part the union of agricultural materials tradesmen highly valued decisions of the National Defence Council as they embody the principle of democracy with courageous steps.
Yemeni doctors nationwide have also blessed the courageous step and the wise decision, expressing their confidence that the decision would have positive consequences for activating the democracy and moving to the direct local rule.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
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