Issued a decision to relieve Vice President Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar from his post
Today (Thursday), Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi issued a presidential decision to transfer power to a presidential leadership council to complete the implementation of the tasks of the transitional phase, declaring that the council had been delegated an “irreversible delegation” of its full powers in accordance with the constitution, the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, and also issued a presidential decision dismissing a deputy President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar from office.
In a presidential announcement, read by Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar Al-Eryani, Hadi stated that the Presidential Leadership Council is competent, in addition to its powers, to all the powers of the vice president.
Rashad Al-Alimi chairs the council, according to the presidential statement, with seven members: “Sultan Al-Arada, Tariq Saleh, Abdul-Rahman Abu Zara’a, Abdullah Bawazir, Othman Majali, Aidarous Al-Zubaidi, Faraj Al-Bahsani.”
Each member of the Presidential Leadership Council has the rank of Vice President of the Presidential Leadership Council, and the president and members of the Council are committed to the principle of collective responsibility and their quest to achieve the highest degree of consensus among them.
The presidential declaration defined the council’s competencies in managing the state politically, militarily and security throughout the transitional period, and adopting a balanced foreign policy that achieves the supreme national interests of the state and builds it on the basis of independence and common interests in a manner that preserves the state’s sovereignty, security and borders, in addition to facilitating the government’s exercise of its competencies with its full powers throughout the transitional period. And adopting the necessary policies to enhance security and combat terrorism throughout the Republic of Yemen.
And the formation of the joint security and military committee to achieve security and stability by adopting policies that would prevent the occurrence of any armed confrontations throughout the republic, creating the conditions and taking the necessary steps to achieve the integration of the armed forces under a unified national command structure within the framework of the rule of law, and ending the division in the armed forces Addressing its causes, ending all armed conflicts, establishing a national doctrine for members of the army and security services, and any tasks the Council deems to enhance stability and security, in addition to promoting equality among citizens in all rights and duties and achieving broad partnership.
The presidential decision assigns the president of the council exclusive powers and competencies, which are:
The Supreme Command of the Armed Forces.
Representing the Republic at home and abroad.
Appointing provincial governors, security directors, Supreme Court judges, and the governor of the Central Bank.
Ratification of agreements that do not require the ratification of the House of Representatives after the approval of the Council of Ministers.
Establishing diplomatic missions and appointing and recalling ambassadors in accordance with the law.
Inviting the Council of Ministers to a joint meeting with the President of the Presidential Leadership Council whenever the need arises.
Declaring a state of emergency and general mobilization in accordance with the constitution and the law, unless the Presidential Leadership Council, by a two-thirds majority, decides not to declare.
– Calling the regular and extraordinary sessions of the Presidential Leadership Council.
Hadi also announced the establishment of the Consultation and Reconciliation Commission, bringing together the various components to support and support the Presidential Leadership Council and work to unify and gather national forces in a way that enhances the Council’s efforts and create the appropriate conditions to stop fighting and conflicts between all forces and reach peace that achieves security and stability throughout the Republic.
The presidential announcement renewed confidence in the government formed under the Riyadh Agreement, with the Presidential Leadership Council taking what it deems fit according to its powers to make amendments or changes in the government, or form a new government.
The declaration authorized the council to negotiate with the Houthis a permanent ceasefire throughout Yemen, and to sit at the negotiating table to reach a final and comprehensive political solution that includes a transitional phase that will move Yemen from a state of war to a state of peace.
The term of the Presidential Leadership Council ends, in accordance with the comprehensive political solution and the establishment of complete peace throughout Yemen, which includes defining the transitional phase and its requirements, or upon holding general elections in accordance with the new constitution and the inauguration of the new President of the Republic.