Marib Governorate Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs Abdullah Al-Bakri called on the political parties and elites to stop quarrels and rise to close ranks to confront the Iranian-backed Houthi coup militia in order to end the coup and restore state institutions and the Yemeni identity.
This came during the opening today of a political seminar organized by the National Organization of Yemeni Journalists “Sada”, and the Center for Democratic Reform in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation – Yemen Office, on “political elites between reality and expectations.”
Al-Wakeel Al-Bakri touched on historical stages of the national struggle of the Yemeni revolutionaries, since the revolution of 48 AD, through the revolution of 26 September 1962 AD and 14 October 1963 AD, which overthrew the imamate priestly system in the north of the homeland and expelled the British colonialism from its south.
He pointed to the dangerous juncture that Yemen is going through as a result of the appearance of the new imams under the Houthi banner with Iranian support and a Persian project, and what it has been doing since its coup against the Yemeni state in terms of changing the national identity and the minds of generations, and the threat to peace and security, local, regional and international.
Five working papers were presented in the symposium, which reviewed the first paper presented by the researcher, Dr. Ali Al-Qahali, the Yemeni national movement that fought to overthrow the priestly rule .. stressing that it is an extension of the continuous confrontation between the forces of stagnation and backwardness and the forces of the ambitious Yemeni people who aspire to return to their civilized state that provides all with full rights. Freedom, justice, equal citizenship and decent living.
Dr. Al-Qahali explained that the national movement arose as a reaction to the injustice, ignorance, misleading, and disinformation that the Yemeni people were subjected to, and the rupture of its social fabric and subjection to priestly coercive rule by extremists of a dynasty claiming divine rights to bestow sacred priests and confronting advocates of reform with violence and violence.
The second paper presented by researcher Abd al-Latif al-Marhbi dealt with the nature of the work of the Yemeni political elites, and the extent of their interest in consolidating democratic practice, in the public and private spheres.
In the third paper, Professor of Political Science at Sana’a University, Dr. Abd al-Khaliq al-Samda, reviewed the role of political elites in making democratic transformation, the conditions in which the contemporary Yemeni political elite developed and the political climate it experienced, which had implications for its political activities and social function.
The fourth paper presented by the journalist Hussein Al-Sadr dealt with the reasons for the weakness of political elites and their influence on the national democratic project, and its reflection on creating a democratic practice that is capable of growth, sustainability and development, reviewing the relationship between political and cultural elites, partisan and civil elites, as well as modern elites and traditional social forces.
In addition, the Secretary of the Socialist Party, Marib Branch, Naji Al-Hanishi, in the fifth paper presented highlights of the contemporary political situation and the possibilities for Yemeni political elites to benefit from previous experiences positively, in a way that contributes to pulling the country out of the state of war it is going through in light of an uncharacteristic political failure and great social dissonance. That this situation represents a real dilemma in front of any upcoming settlement or reforms agreed upon by the Yemenis at some point.