Yasin Said Numan

Yasin Said Numan (Arabic: ياسين سعيد نعمان‎; born 1948)[1] is the former General Secretary of the Yemeni Socialist Party from 2005 to 2015.

Yasin Said Numan
President of the House of Representatives of Yemen
In office
Preceded byNew office
Succeeded byAbdullah ibn Husayn al-Ahmar
Personal details
Political partyYemeni Socialist Party

Numan joined the Yemeni National Front, which later became the Yemeni Socialist Party, when he was 17.[2] In 1986 he became the Prime Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen from February 1986[3] until Yemeni unification in 1990, under Chairman Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas, who preceded Numan as Prime Minister. Numan had previously been Minister of Fisheries and Deputy Prime Minister.[3]

After the Unification of Yemen Numan became the interim Speaker of Parliament, until the parliamentary election of 1993[4] when he was replaced by Abdullah ibn Husayn al-Ahmar.[2] He became the General Secretary of the Yemeni Socialist Party in 2005.[5]

During the Yemeni Revolution of 2011, Numan was critical of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and supported a plan by the GCC for Saleh to step down.[6] He escaped from an assassination attempt in August 2012, he was one of several Socialist Party politicians targeted during 2012.[7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Francois-Xavier Tregan (1 February 2012). "Searching For Yemen: Opposition Leader Yassin Said Numan's National Quest". Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Taylor & Francis Group (2004). Europa World Year Book 2, Book 2. p. 4701. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8.
  4. ^ Former Presidencies
  5. ^ [National Information Center. "Basic information about Political Parties/ Basic information Yemeni Socialist Party." National Information Center (Yemen). Presidential Office of the Republic, 2010. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. http://www.yemen-nic.info/sectors/politics/detail.php?ID=8437]
  6. ^ Vivian Salama (9 May 2011). "Yemen Is 'Collapsing' Amid Stalemate, Former Premier Numan Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  7. ^ Jomana Farhat (15 September 2012). "Yemen's Numan: Power Must Return to the Popular Will". Retrieved 15 August 2014.
Preceded by
Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
Prime Minister of South Yemen
Succeeded by