General People’s Congress (Yemen)

The General People’s Congress is the ruling political party in Yemen. It was founded in August 24, 1982 in Sana’a, Yemen, by Ali Abdullah Saleh. The party is dominated by a nationalist line, and its official ideology is Arab nationalism, seeking Arab unity. At the last legislative elections, 27 April 2003, the party won 58.0% of the popular vote and 238 out of 301 seats in the Assembly of Representatives of Yemen.