Islam and the Constitution

Despite the rise and fall of different religious, nationalist, and secular regimes in Yemen in the 20th century, Islam has always been the religion of the state, and its central position has not been radically altered over the decades. With the fall of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Islam will continue to play a role in the new Yemen.

This section will provide a concise political history of Yemen, with particular focus on the position of Islam in the political system.

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