President of Yemen

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President of the
Republic of Yemen
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Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi

since 27 February 2012
Residence Aden, Yemen (Hadi government)
Term length Seven years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Ali Abdullah Saleh
Formation 22 May 1990
Deputy Vice President of Yemen
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The President of the Republic of Yemen is the head of state of Yemen. Under the Constitution of Yemen, the president is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and head of the executive branch of the Yemeni government.

The first President of unified Yemen was Ali Abdullah Saleh and the second and current President of Yemen is Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who took office on 27 February 2012. The legality of his claim to presidency is in question, as he was the only candidate in the 2012 election and the end of his mandate was originally set for 27 February 2014.[1] His mandate was extended for another year.[2] However, he remained in power after the expiration of his mandate, and on 22 January 2015, he handed over his resignation.[3] He reaffirmed that he intended on resigning two weeks later.[4] After his resignation, the government was assumed by Supreme Revolutionary Committee. However, on 21 February 2015, Hadi presented himself as the president again, in Aden. His role is contested by the Houthi Supreme Political Council's president, Mahdi al-Mashat, who is not recognized by any country and the Southern Transitional Council.

Latest election

e • d Summary of the 21 February 2012 Yemeni presidential election results
Candidates – Nominating parties Votes %
Abdrabbuh Mansur HadiGeneral People's Congress 6,621,921 99.80
Total votes (turnout 64.78%) 6,635,192 100.00
Registered voters 10,243,364  
Source: Le Figaro

See also


  1. ^ Profile: Yemen's Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
  2. ^ Yemeni president's term extended, Shi'ite Muslim leader killed
  3. ^ Hadi affirms his presidential resignation final
  4. ^ Hadi affirms his presidential resignation final

External links

  • World Statesmen - Yemen
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