The people of al-Dalea expect the elections will escalate the political tension in the absence of an agreement between the ruling party and the other political parties.
The opposition Joint Meetings Party coalition announced in a statement that it condemns what is happening in the current parliament in terms of non-consensual policies and ruling party intransigence
The statement continued, “the southern movement (“al-Hirak”) does not believe in the elections, but they consider the current situation as an occupation which needs to be removed, and the that parliamentary elections will be conducted without any integrity. “
While some local leaders view the elections as system by which the authorities will use their force and social enticements to influence sheikhs and tribes, who are largely ignorant of parliamentary election procedures.