A thin veil of democracy

Watkins, Eric
April 1997
Middle East;Apr97, Issue 266, p6
Reports on Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh's battle for legitimacy in the parliamentary elections on April 27, 1997. Opposition parties' allegations against Saleh's motives for the elections; Threat to boycott the elections; Allegations against Saleh and General Peoples' Congress (GPC); Threat of collusion between Islah and GPC; Government influence on the media and control over large population of illiterate electorate.


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