Yemen’s Houthis ‘aim to clone Iranian regime structure’ to replace parliament

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For the fourth time in less than a month, the Houthi militias issued decisions to appoint its commanders in the Shura Council which it seeks to make it an alternative to the parliament, a move tantamount to cloning the Iranian regime’s structure.

President of the so-called Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat issued a decision on Monday to appoint four Houthi commanders and supporters in the Shura Council.


A similar decision two days ago appointed three Houthis to the council. The total number of Houthis appointed by Mashat since he became president of the political council after the death of Salah al-Sammad is 50.

The Houthis’ purpose of these appointments is to establish a legislative authority under their control and cancel the parliament, which they’re not represented in, to legitimize their crimes, observers said.

According to the Yemeni constitution, the Shura Council’s task is to hold consultations and discuss draft laws before proposing them to the parliament. It consists of 111 members appointed by the president.

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