Yemen’s parliamentary election, 2003

Results, by party


  Votes cast % Seats

%

GPC 3,429,888 58.0 238 79.1
Islah  1,333,394 22.6 46 15.3
YSP 277,223 3.8 8 2.7
Nasserist  109,480 1.9 3 1.0
Ba’athist 40,377 0.7 2 0.7
Independent 721,940 12.2 4 1.3
Total (turnout 76.0%) 5,912,302 100.0 301 100.0

Source: ElectionGuide. These were the results after a number of candidates elected as independents transferred to the GPC or Islah. 


State of the parties

Party 1993 1997 2003 Change
General People's Congress 123 187 238 +51*
Yemeni Alliance for Reform (al-Islah) 62 53 46 -7
Yemeni Socialist Party 56 0 8 +8
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party 7 2 2 0
Nasserist parties 3 3 3 0
Truth Party (al-Haqq) 2 0 0 0
Independents 47 54 4 -50*
(Election postponed) 1 2 0   
TOTAL 301 301 301   

Source: EMC  

* Many of the successful "independent" candidates in the 1997 election were considered to have a party allegiance - which in practice gave the GPC an estimated 226 seats rather than the official total of 187 (see 1997 results). Taking this into account, the GPC probably gained only 14 seats in 2003.