The Yemeni Revolutionary Committees announced on Friday the Constitutional Declaration at the Presidential palace in Yemen as the ceremony was attended by Key political figures, charging the powers of the Presidency to a Presidential Council and forming a National Assembly which will replace the dissolved parliament.
The Constitutional Declaration stipulated mainly the following points:
— The provisions of the existing constitution will be kept in force as long as they do not contradict explicitly or implicitly with the Declaration.
— The articles of the Declaration regulate the rules of governance in the transitional phase.
— The rights and the public freedoms are guaranteed, and the state is committed to protecting them.
— Good Neighbor principle besides non-interference in the country’s internal affairs are the basics of the foreign policy.
— The peaceful means must be adopted to end the disputes and preserve the nation’s independence, sovereignty and supreme interests.
— A transitional National Assembly of 551 members will be formed to replace the dissolved parliament.
— The Presidency of the Republic in the transitional phase will be charged to a Presidential Council, composed of 5 members; the National Assembly will elect them and the Revolutionary Committees will ratify their election.
— The Presidential Council assigns whom it find appropriate to participate in the government of the national competencies.
— The Revolutionary committees are responsible for taking the necessary measures to protect the country’s sovereignty and security as well as the public freedom.
— All the transitional authorities, including the National Assembly, must be committed to revising the draft of the new constitution and conducting the parliamentary and the presidential elections within two years in preparation for moving to the permanent situation.
It is worth noting that the public celebrations pervaded across the country after the Constitutional Declaration was announced.