Yemen govt reshuffle fails to satisfy Houthis

President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi on Wednesday announced a reshuffle of Yemen's national accord government amid public protests triggered by an acute fuel shortage.

Yemen govt reshuffle fails to satisfy Houthis

World Bulletin/News Desk

A spokesman for Yemen's Shiite Houthi movement on Thursday said that a recent cabinet reshuffle had failed to meet the public's "minimum demands."

"The people have been given a cabinet reshuffle that does not satisfy their minimum demands; they aspire for a real change of government," Houthi spokesman Mohamed Abdel-Salam wrote on Facebook.

"The latest government changes bring our country back to a monopoly on power by two groups who shared interests and influence," he added.

President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi on Wednesday announced a reshuffle of Yemen's national accord government amid public protests triggered by an acute fuel shortage.

The shake-up included five ministerial portfolios, including electricity, information, and oil and minerals, according to Yemen's official news agency.

Hadi also replaced the ministers of finance and foreign affairs.

It was Yemen's second cabinet reshuffle in as many months. In April, Hadi replaced the ministers of the interior and oil and minerals.

When reporting the reshuffle, however, Yemen's official news agency did not provide a reason for the move.

Yemen's national accord government was drawn up in late 2011, following the ouster earlier the same year of longstanding president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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