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The Cabinet of Yemen refers to the governing body of the internationally recognized Yemen government led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi who replaced former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh on February 25, 2012 as the new President of Yemen. He then selected new cabinet members of the Yemeni Government.

As part of the 2015 Yemen Civil War, the cabinet authority is contested by the Houthis, who took over the capital Sanaa in an armed rebellion against the government and formed the Supreme Revolutionary Committee and Supreme Political Council in 2015. President Hadi then declared Aden as the temporary capital. The United Nation Security Council resolution 2201 deplored the unilateral action of the Houthis while resolution 2216 reaffirmed the legitimacy of Hadi as the president of Yemen.

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HistoryEdit

In 2012, after Saleh stepped down as a result of Arab Spring protests in a political transition plan backed by Gulf states, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi became the interim president and oversaw a national dialogue to draft a more inclusive, federal constitution. In 2014 the Houthis rapidly advanced south from Saada and seize Sanaa on September 21 with help from Saleh. In 2015, Hadi tried to announce a new federal constitution. The Houthis, who opposed the constitution, arrested him and forced him to resign. He escaped to Aden and declared it as the interim capital. He also asked the international community to intervene, triggering the Saudi led Arab military coalition intervention.[1]

Current CabinetEdit

Office Incumbent Start End
President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi 27 February 2012 Incumbent
Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar 4 April 2016 Incumbent
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed 15 October 2018 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi
Mohamed Abdelaziz al-Jabari
1 December 2015 Incumbent
Minister of Electricity Abdullah Mohsen al-Akwa 11 June 2014 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Interior
Ahmed bin Ahmed Maisari 25 December 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Information Muammar al-Iryani 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi 1 December 2015 Incumbent
Minister of Sana’a Secretariat Abdelghani Jamil 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Youth and Sport Nayef al-Bakri 15 September 2015 Incumbent
Minister of Civil Service and Insurance Mohamed Abdelaziz al-Jabari 1 December 2015 Incumbent
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and the Shura Council Mohammed Moqbel al-Himyari 25 December 2017 Incumbent
Minister of State for National Dialogue Yassir al-Roaini 10 January 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Defense Mahmoud al-Subaihi 9 November 2014 Incumbent
Minister of Health Nasser Ba'aom 15 September 2015 Incumbent
Minister of Justice Nahal al-Awlaqi 10 January 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Abdel Rahman Basalama 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructures Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed 27 April 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Abtihaj Al-Kamal 27 April 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Tourism Prof. Mohamed Qubaty 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Petroleum and Minerals Aws al-Oud 25 December 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Religious Endowments and Guidance Ahmed Zoubayen Attiah 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Finance Ahmed Obeid al-Fadhli 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Osman Hussein 24 December 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Abderrazak al-Achoual 9 November 2014 Incumbent
Minister of Culture Marwan Damaj 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Transport Saleh al-Jubwani 24 December 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Human Rights Mohammad Mohsen Askar 27 April 2017 Incumbent
Minister of State Abd Rabbo Saleh Aslami 18 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of State Mohammed Abdallah Kouddah 27 November 2017 Incumbent

Assassination attemptsEdit

Yemen's Defense Minister Major General Mohammed Nasser Ahmed survived an apparent assassination attempt in the capital city of Sanaa on 11 September, 2012, when a car bomb exploded near a building he was leaving.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timeline: Yemen's slide into political crisis and war". Reuters. 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Yemeni defense minister survives apparent assassination attempt". CNN. Retrieved 11 September 2012.

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