yemen… eight ruling party lawmakers resign

Sanaa, Yemen – As pictured above, a soldier gaurds anti-government protestors in Yemens capital city of San’aa yesterday. Furthermore, on the heels of the latest protest, eight lawmakers from the current ruling party resigned, and not only because of the ongoing pressure. Abdilaziz Jabari said, as quoted by CNN, “Corrupt government officials were not taken to court. There’s been no progress on continuing a dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition in order to solve the country’s crisis…” and lawmaker Abdul Bishr explained the reason he resigned, “I resigned because there’s been no respect by the government for human rights, because of the attacks against protesters and journalists, because the security forces are not doing their jobs.”

What do you think about the current situation yourself? Honestly, I think the freedom of speech is wonderful, and that the people know what needs to be done to make the country progress, although I am not so sure if President Saleh necessarily needs to step down for that to happen. I think it can happen while he is still in office, if he continues to listen to the people and engage in talks with the opposition parties…

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