Tuesday, 11 October 2011 06:37

Yemeni general accuses Saleh of fraud in election

Yemeni general accuses Saleh of fraud in election

The Yemeni defected military commander, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, on Monday accused Yemeni dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh of rigging in 2006 presidential elections.

 

According to IRIB, defected Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar said, "the opposition candidate Faisal bin Shamlan was the real winner of the election but Saleh threatened that he would use tanks and jetfighters in order to prevent Shamlan to enter the presidential palace and as a result, he stayed in power by rigging."

al-Ahmar added, "So, Saleh lost his legitimacy because he changed the results of 2006 presidential election by force".

 

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