Vice President of Yemen

The Vice President of the Republic of Yemen is the second highest political position in Yemen.

Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council
of the Republic of Yemen
Presidential Leadership Council
StyleHis Excellency
Reports toChairman
Inaugural holderAli Salem al Beidh
Formation22 May 1990
Salary250,000 YER monthly[1]

As of 7 April 2022, the role is fulfilled by the Deputy Chairmen of the Presidential Leadership Council.

Under the Constitution of Yemen, the Vice President is appointed by the President, and acts as constitutional successor of the President in case of a vacancy.[2] The Vice President assists the President in his duties. The President may delegate some of his functions to the Vice President.

The position of the Vice President of Yemen was occupied by Yemen Army general Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar from 4 April 2016, after being appointed by the President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.[3][4][5]

On April 7, 2022, in a televised address, Hadi resigned, dismissed Vice President Ahmar, and transferred the powers of the President and Vice President to the Presidential Leadership Council, with Rashad al-Alimi, former Interior Minister under President Saleh, as its chairman. The council has seven deputy chairs, one of whom is the leader of the Southern Transitional Council, Aidarus al-Zoubaidi.[6]

List of vice presidents of the Yemen Arab Republic (1977-1990) Edit

This office was created in 1977.[7][8][9]

No. Portrait Name
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
Vice President
1   Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
11 October 1977 24 June 1978 256 days Independent
First Vice President
2   Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
18 July 1978 22 May 1990 11 years, 308 days Independent
(until 24 August 1982.)
General People's Congress
Second Vice President
3   Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
October 1980 December 1986 6 years, 61 days Independent
(until 24 August 1982.)
General People's Congress

List of Vice Presidents of the Republic of Yemen (1990–present) Edit

No. Portrait Name
Term start Term end Political Party President
1   Ali Salem al Beidh
علي سالم البيض


22 May 1990 6 May 1994[11] Yemeni Socialist Party Ali Abdullah Saleh
Office abolished (21 May 19943 October 1994)
2   Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
عبدربه منصور هادي


3 October 1994 27 February 2012 General People's Congress
Vacant (27 February 201213 April 2015) Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
3   Khaled Bahah
خالد محفوظ بحاح


13 April 2015 3 April 2016 Independent
4   Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar
علي محسن صالح الأحمر


4 April 2016 7 April 2022 General People's Congress
Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council
5   Aidarus al-Zoubaidi 7 April 2022[12][13] Incumbent Rashad al-Alimi
(since 2022)

References Edit

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  6. ^ Ghobari, Mohamed (7 April 2022). "Yemen president sacks deputy, delegates presidential powers to council". Reuters. Aden. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  7. ^ Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments. 2003. hdl:2027/osu.32435024020018.
  8. ^ Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments. 2003. hdl:2027/msu.31293012013805.
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  10. ^ Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council.
  11. ^ Dismissed during the 1994 Civil War.
  12. ^ Narayanan, Ayush (7 April 2022). "A look at Yemen's new presidential leadership council and its powers". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 13 February 2023. The council head is supported by seven other members: Sultan Ali al-Arada, Tariq Muhammad Salih, Abed al-Rahman Abu Zara'a, Abdullah al-Alimi Bawazeer, Othman Hussein Megali, Aidarous Qassem al-Zubaidi, and Faraj Salmin al-Bahsani. These members will share the title of 'Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Leadership'
  13. ^ Hilton, Daniel (23 June 2023). "Yemen vice-president". Middle East Eye. Archived from the original on 23 June 2023. vice-president, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi.