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Yemen's Houthis dissolve parliament, form transitional body

Yemen’s Shiite Houthi movement issued a “constitutional declaration” on Friday dissolving parliament and establishing a 551-member “transitional council.”

At a ceremony held at Sanaa’s presidential palace, a Houthi representative read out the declaration in the presence of dozens of pro-Houthi political, military and tribal leaders.

According to the declaration, pro-Houthi “revolutionary committees” will form a transitional council to replace parliament.

The transitional council will then elect a five-member presidential council tasked with running the nation’s affairs for a two-year transitional period and drawing up a government of “technocrats.”

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