Yemen seeks election aid

The official Yemeni news agency reports a meeting between foreign minister Qirbi and Criag Jenness, director of the UN's Electoral Assistance Division.

It appears that Yemen is seeking "UN technical and logistical assistance" in the presidential election scheduled for February 21.

This is rather odd, considering all the recent talk about Vice-President Hadi being the only candidate, or at least the only serious contender.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 6 December 2011