Almotamar.net - The Head of the Information Office at the General People’s Congress (GPC) Tareq al-Shamy has said what happens in Yemen, whether in Saada or in the south is attributer in the first place to the economic situation in the country.
Al-Shamy added there is a consensus that the economic situation is a difficult one and there is shortage in revenues and an increase in population density in an abnormal form incompatible with increase of resources and a flaw in the state’s revenue, where 75% of revenues depend on oil while there is reduction in oil production as a major resource.
In an interview to Elaf website on Sunday al-Shamy said all those are burdens weighing heavily of the system of the state and lead to increase in the state of unemployment and the level of poverty. This represents a fertile environment for exciting any crises to push toward exploiting the state of unemployment to commit acts violating the law in some areas of the southern and eastern provinces and the areas where the elements of al-Qaeda organisation were able to make use of the social condition, the state of unemployment and poverty to implement their terrorist plots.
The GPC official al-Shamy affirmed that the economic situation is mainly the essential point in the existing crisis , he pointed out that it cannot be denied that there are irresponsible conducts in the administrative aspects but in the end they are individual behaviors and not a general pursuit . The reason is that these behaviors cannot be general in the different areas and different sides but there may be some mistakes and when tackling them comes late causes some difficulties because the problem has already aggravated.
On the talk of the opposition that the work for bequeathing the rule is one of the causes of the existing problems, al-Shamy responded that the problem wit the opposition is hat it tries to create non-existing subjects on the ground, affirming that the GPC programme and its organizational formations have no room for the subject of bequeathing.
And on fears of the GPC from voting on basis of the system of proportional representation, al-Shamy said the proportional list would help the GPC overcome problematic which occur in the GPC ranks.
Al-Shamy added, “Our problem is not in the GPC and not in it as a political organisation. On the contrary, when you go addressing the street and go the citizen in any province with a questionnaire and put before him choices on the side he prefers to rule, the Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah) or the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) or the GPC or the Baath party, you will find out that the citizen would prefer the GPC. The reason is that the YSP experience during its rule a bad one citizen had suffered from it .The same is applied to the Islah during its rule whether and participation whether in the tripartite coalition government or the bilateral coalition. The Islah worked to monopolize the ministries it was given, politicized the public service and expelled all those who differ with them in those ministries. This is an experience still in the memory of the citizen. More than that they dealt with the citizens in those ministries the Islah elements were running with partisan basis, contrary to the approach of the GPC. “
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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