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Yemen to become six-region federation, committee approves

Yemen to become six-region federation, committee approves

[10/February/2014]


SANA’A, Feb. 10 (Saba)- A meeting of the region determination committee chaired by President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi approved on Monday the transformation of Yemen to a six-region federation.

According to the new structure, the region of Hadramout will include al-Mahra, Hadramout, Shabwa and Soctora, and al-Mukla will be its capital.

The region of Saba will be comprised of al-Jawaf Marib and Al-Baidha, and its capital is Marib. Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Dhala'a are to form the region of Aden, the city of Aden will be this region’s capital.

Taiz and Ibb will form the region of al-Janad with the city of Taiz as a capital. The fifth region is called the region of Azal and it consists of Saada, Sana'a, Amran and Dhamar. Its capital will be Sana’a.

The sixth region will include al-Hodeida, Raimah, al-Mahweet and Haja and it is capital is to be the city of al-Hodeida.

The committee, which called on local experts to provide it with consultations, voted overwhelmingly on this structure.

It also approved that Sana’a will not be a part of any region and it will have a special status in the Constitution to guarantee its independence an impartiality.

The committee formed in late January also approved that Aden will be an economic city and have a special status, and independent legislative and executive powers which are to be stipulated in the Constitution.

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