By NY Staff
Several press sources have revealed a meeting held by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi with political parties, leaders, political powers, and the National Dialogue Conference presidential working committee to discuss the proposal made by UN envoy Jamal Bin Omar to divide Yemen into a federalized republic.
Al-Jazeera reporter Ahmed Shalafi said that the meeting ended by assigning Al Yadoomi, Yaseen and Khaled Baras and others to review Bin Omar’s mechanism and submit the remarks bytomorrow.
Jamal bin Omar suggested dividing Yemen into local units in his proposal text, which is based on Security Council Resolution 2014/2051, which indicated that transition process required the cooperation and participation of all parties. This included groups that were not a party to the Gulf Mediation Plan and Implementation Mechanism, which was signed as a transition agreement in Riyadh in November 2011.
Bin Omar suggests presenting a new constitution which determines the national willingness for equality, and complies with the human rights and international standards. It would act as the power base for federal state legitimacy on all levels, and would rely on representative, collaborative and deliberative democracy to guarantee political multiplicity and peaceful exercises of power.
Each region would have its own leadership role in regional sustainable development, while the federal regime would guarantee an acceptable level of decent life, as well as fair wealth distribution. It would also supervise a united judiciary, as well as other features of the federal state.
Each ruling level (center, region, state) would enjoy independent executive, legislative, administrative and financial authority as determined by the constitution. This would include suitable authority for tax collection.
The proposal, although controversial, is gaining strength as a legitimate representation of Yemeni people’s needs.