Yemen: Rashad Union, Yemen’s first-ever Salafi political party, forms | GlobalPost

Yemen’s Salafis on Wednesday formed their first political party, mirroring a move made by their Egyptian counterparts with great success in recent elections there, reported Reuters. Egypt’s Salafi al-Nour party recently took the second highest number of seats in the nation’s first democratically-elected parliament in years. Yemen’s new Islamist party, Rashad Union — Rashad a name based on the Arabic for “good judgement” –  on Wednesday issued a statement outlining their political priorities, among them the implementation of Islamic law throughout the country.

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