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Mahdi al-Mashat (Arabic: مهدي المشاط‎) is a Yemeni political figure from the Houthi movement. After the death of Saleh Ali al-Sammad on 19 April 2018, he became president of the Supreme Political Council.[2] He was formerly the representative of Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, the leader of the movement[3] and director of his office.[2]

Mahdi al-Mashat
President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen
Assumed office
25 April 2018
Prime MinisterAbdel-Aziz bin Habtour
DeputyQassem Labozah
Preceded bySaleh Ali al-Sammad
Personal details
Bornc. 1980
Military service
RankYemen Field Marshal Rotated.svg Field Marshal
Battles/warsHouthi insurgency in Yemen
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
*Mashat's term has been disputed by Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.


  1. ^ "Parliament elevates president al-Mashat to field marshal rank".
  2. ^ a b "Key Houthi official killed in Yemen". BBC. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  3. ^ "Top Houthi political leader killed in Saudi coalition air strike". Middle East Eye. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Saleh Ali al-Sammad
President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen