The Closing Session of the National Dialogue Begins

EPC | 07 Oct 2013

As of Oct. 8, 2013, politicians in Sana’a are preparing to announce the start of the closing plenary session of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), which will last for a month. Then comes the decisions, which optimists in Yemen hope it will carry signs of a new era based on justice and equal citizenship. But realities point out to the difficulty of meeting these hopes due the weak political will and preferring special and partisan interests over public and national interests. Some forces are waiting for the chance to seize power as an alternative for the failure, which was imposed on the dialogue by some who tampered with its moral and historical values. It might be redundant to talk about what decision makers should have done, but what is important, is to talk about what they must do in the coming days, after it became evident that it is in the best interest of some forces if conditions remain in a state of vagueness and confusion, in order to be able to rearrange their cards and create unstable conditions, and maybe restore their old alliances.

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