Yemen announces new cabinet

08 December 2011

Reconcilliation government to run country until February 2012 elections

Yemen’s prime minister, Mohamed Salem Basundwa, has announced the structure of the country’s new reconciliation government and the members of its cabinet.

The new government is divided between the traditional opposition coalition and former ruling party, the General People’s Congress (GPC), the local Yemen Times reports.

It includes two women and about half of the GPC’s former ministers. Five GPC ministers maintained their positions, while another two took up new ministries.

The Islah party forms the largest part of the opposition bloc holding nearly a third of the ministries, but neither the Southern Movement or the Houthis are not represented having rejected the GCC-led reconciliation initiative.

The national reconciliation government will run Yemen until presidential elections take place on 21 February 2012.

MinistryMinisterPrevious ministerPolitical party
DefenceMohamed Naser AhmedNo changeGPC
Oil & Mineral ResourcesHisham SharafAmir al-AydarosGPC
TelecommunicationsAhmed bin DaghirKamal al-JabriGPC
FisheriesAwadh al-SuqatriMohamed SalehGPC
Foreign AffairsAbu Bakr al-QirbiNo changeGPC
Public Health & PopulationAhmed Qasim al-AnsiAbdulkareem RasaGPC
Expatriate AffairsMujahed al-GuhaliAhmed Musaed HussainGPC
Social Affairs & LabourAmat Razaq HumadNo changeGPC
Higher EducationSaleh BasuraYahya al-ShuaibiGPC
TourismQasim SallamNabeel al-FaqihGPC
Public WorksOmer al-KurshumiNo changeGPC
EndowmentHamoud UbadNo changeGPC
Youth & SportMuammar al-EryaniAref al-ZookaGPC
Insurance and Civil ServicesNabeel ShamsanYahya al-ShuaibiGPC
AgricultureFareed MujawarMansour al-HaushabiGPC
InteriorAbdulqader QahtanMutahr Rashad al-MasryIslah
InformationAli al-AmraniHassan AllawziDefected from GPC
Trade & IndustrySaad Aldin ben TalebHisham SharafIndependent
EducationAbdulrazag al-AshwalAbdulsalm al-JawfiIslah
Legal affairsMohamed al-MikhlafiRashad al-RasasSocialist
Local administrationAli AlyazidiRashad al-AlimiNasserite
JusticeMurshed al-ArashaniGhazi al-AghbariIslah
Human rightsHoorya MashhoorHuda al-BanIndependent
Technical educationAbdulsalm RazazIbrahemm HujariPopular Forces Union
TransportWaed BatheebKhaled al-WazeerSocialist
CultureAbdullah AwbiMohamed al-MuflihiNasserite Unionist Peoples Organisation
Water & EnvironmentAbdulhafidh NomanAbdurrahman al-EryaniArab Socialist Rebirth Party
FinanceSakhr al-WajeehNoman al-ShuaibiIndependent
Planning & International CooperationMohamed al-SadiAbdulkareem al-AhrabiIslah
ElectricitySaleh SameaAwadh al-SuqatriDefected from GPC

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