Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi

Abdul Karim Abdullah Al-Arashi (1 December 1934 – 10 June 2006) (Arabic: عبد الكريم عبد الله العرشي‎), was a Yemeni politician who served as the President of the Yemen Arab Republic briefly from 24 June to 18 July 1978. He was preceded by Ahmed Al-Ghashmi and succeeded by Ali Abdullah Saleh.[2]

Abdul Karim Abdullah Al-Arashi
Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi 1990.jpg
President of North Yemen (Chairman of the Presidential Council of Yemen Arab Republic)
In office
24 June 1978 – 18 July 1978
Prime MinisterAbdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
DeputyAli Abdullah Saleh
Preceded byAhmad al-Ghashmi
Succeeded byAli Abdullah Saleh
Vice President of North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic)
In office
11 October 1977 – 24 June 1978
PresidentAhmad al-Ghashmi
Preceded byAhmad al-Ghashmi
Succeeded byHimself
First Vice President of Yemen Arab Republic
In office
July 1978 – May 1990
PresidentAli Abdullah Saleh
Preceded byHimself
President of the North Yemen legislature[1]
In office
1978 – May 1990
Preceded byAbdullah ibn Husayn al-Ahmar

He also served as Vice President of Yemen Arab Republic, from 1978 to 1990, and the Speaker of the Constituent People's Assembly (Parliament) from 1978 to 1988, and the president of the Shura Council from 1988 to 1990.[1]

A statement by the president's office noted that Al-Arashi played an important role in the 1962 Yemeni revolution and in defending its goals. “Throughout the various positions he held, he proved to be steadfast and highly competent,” the statement indicated.

He died on June 10, 2006 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia aged 71.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Born in 1934 in Sana’a city North Yemen, Al-Arashi received his basic education in Sana’a and completed his studies at the Scientific School. He then embarked upon judiciary and administrative work while he was young. After the September 26 revolution, he became more prominent at the political level, as he participated in various military campaigns in defence of the revolution.[4]

CareerEdit

 
Vice president Abdul Karim Abdullah Al-Arashi with then-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during the announcement of unified Yemen[5]

Al-Arashi held numerous prominent positions, being appointed Minister of Finance twice, during which he established the state's first budget. He also was appointed Minister of Local Administration whereupon he reformulated the Local Governance Law.[6]

Following President Ahmed Al-Ghashmi's assassination, He was appointed Chairman of the Presidential Council of the former Yemen Arab Republic (also known as North Yemen) from June 24 to July 18 of 1978. Shortly thereafter, he was elected chairman of the People's Council (Parliament) as well as vice president in the same year.[7]

In 1988, Al-Arashi unanimously was elected Shura Council president. Two years later, namely on the occasion of reunification, he was elected a member of the Presidential Council. In 1997, he was appointed a consultant to the president.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Former Presidencies
  2. ^ "Saba Net :: سبأ نت". sabanews.net. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  3. ^ "وفاة عبد الكريم العرشي". daharchives.alhayat.com. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  4. ^ "وفاة القاضي عبد الكريم العرشي نائب رئيس الجمهورية اليمنية الأسبق, أخبــــــار". archive.aawsat.com. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  5. ^ برس, مأرب. "مأرب برس- مأرب برس - خاص - بين القاهرة وعدن.. تحققت وحدة اليمن". marebpress.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  6. ^ (صنعاء), نبيل الأسيدي (2006-06-18). "العرشي.. رئيساً لليمن 40 يوماً". Okaz (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070927022547/http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=954&p=front&a=2
  8. ^ "المرحوم القاضي عبدالكريم بن عبدالله العرشي". arashimohammed.blogspot.co.uk (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-03-29.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Arabic Wiki
  • [2] Facebook Page
Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmad al-Ghashmi
President of North Yemen
1978
Succeeded by
Ali Abdullah Saleh