Ali Nasir Muhammad

Ali Nasir Muhammad Husani (Arabic: علي ناصر محمد الحسني‎) (born 1939) was twice president of South Yemen. He served as Chairman of the Presidential Council from 26 June 1978 - 27 December 1978. In April 1980, South Yemeni president Abdul Fattah Ismail resigned and went into exile. His successor was Ali Nasir Muhammad who took a less interventionist stance toward both North Yemen and neighbouring Oman. On January 13, 1986, a violent struggle began in Aden between Ali Nasir's supporters and supporters of the returned Ismail. (See South Yemen Civil War) Fighting lasted for more than a month and resulted in thousands of casualties, Ali Nasir's ouster, and Ismail's death. Muhammad's term had lasted from 21 April 1980 to 24 January 1986. Some 60,000 people, including the deposed Ali Nasir, fled to North Yemen. He was succeeded by Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas.

Mohammed was a member of the National Front, ar. الجبهة القومية (NF) as well as the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP - الحزب الاشتراكي اليمني ) after the YSP was formed from the UPONF in October 1978. During the 1994 Civil War in Yemen, he pushed his supporters to operate alongside the forces of Sana'a government and against the recently re-established Democratic Republic of Yemen, seeking revenge for his ouster. The southern secession was repressed in July 1994 after the surrender of Aden and Mukalla strongholds.

The former president became an opposition figure in the 2011 Yemeni uprising, being named to a 17-member transitional council intended by some anti-government factions to govern Yemen during a prospective transition from the authoritarian regime led by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to a plural democracy. This council is opposed by the Joint Meeting Parties, the main opposition coalition, which also supports Saleh's removal from power and a transition to democracy.

Political offices
Preceded by
Salim Rubai Ali
President of South Yemen
1978
Succeeded by
Abdul Fattah Ismail
Preceded by
Abdul Fattah Ismail
President of South Yemen
1980–1986
Succeeded by
Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
Heads of state of Yemen
North Yemen
Kings (1918-1962);
Presidents (1962-1990)
  • Yahya*
  • Ahmad
  • Muhammad al-Badr

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History Of Yemen - Modern History - Unified Yemen - 1994 Civil War
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Modern History Of Yemen - Republic of Yemen
... In November 1989, the leaders of the YAR (Ali Abdullah Saleh) and the PDRY (Ali Salim al-Baidh) agreed on a draft unity constitution originally drawn up in 1981 ... Ali Nasir Muhammad supporters greatly assisted military operations against the secessionists and Aden was occupied on 7 July 1994 ... Early during the fighting, President Ali Abdallah Salih announced a general amnesty which applied to everyone except a list of 16 persons ...

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