Yemen MPs threaten gov't with no-confidence vote

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

Yemen MPs threaten gov't with no-confidence vote

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yemen's parliament has given the government until next week to present viable solutions to the country's energy and security problems or face a vote of no-confidence, a parliamentary source said Wednesday.

"The House of Representatives has given the government until next session to present solutions to the oil crisis and security chaos or [we will] withdraw confidence from it," the source told Anadolu Agency.

The ministers of oil and interior failed to show up in parliament to answer lawmakers' questions about the twin crises, prompting MPs to threaten the government with a vote of no-confidence.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

In the three years since, authorities have struggled to restore law and order.

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Peacemaker - 5 yıl Before

About time too. No confidence vote is not sufficient but to try in courts all those officials involved in corruption.