Vice President of Yemen

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Vice President of the
Republic of Yemen
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Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar (cropped).jpg
Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar

since 4 April 2016
Style His Excellency
Residence Aden, Yemen
Appointer President of Yemen
Inaugural holder Ali Salem al Beidh
Formation 22 May 1990

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

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.[1] 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 is currently occupied by Yemen Army general Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar since 4 April 2016, after being appointed by the President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.[2] [3] [4]

List of Vice Presidents of the Yemen Arab Republic (1977-1990)

This office was created in 1977.[5][6]

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 Military
First Vice President
2 Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
18 July 1978 22 May 1990 11 years, 308 days Military
(until 24 August 1982.)
General People's Congress
Second Vice President
3 No image.png Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
October 1980 December 1986 6 years, 61 days Military
(until 24 August 1982.)
General People's Congress

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


Portrait Name
Term start Term end Political Party President
Ali Salem (cropped).jpg Ali Salem al Beidh
علي سالم البيض


22 May 1990 6 May 1994[9] Yemeni Socialist Party Ali Abdullah Saleh
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Office abolished (21 May 19943 October 1994)
1 Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi 2013.jpg 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
Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi 2013.jpg
(since 2012)
2 Khaled Bahah (cropped).jpg Khaled Bahah
خالد محفوظ بحاح


13 April 2015 3 April 2016 Independent
3 Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar (cropped).jpg Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar
علي محسن صالح الأحمر


4 April 2016 Incumbent General People's Congress


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  1. ^ "Constitution of 1994". Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
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  8. ^ Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council.
  9. ^ Dismissed during the 1994 Civil War.
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