Rashad al-Alimi

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Rashad Muhammad al-Alimi
رشاد محمد العليمي
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Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council of Yemen
Assumed office
7 April 2022
Prime MinisterMaeen Abdulmalik Saeed
Preceded byAbdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (as President of Yemen)
Personal details
Born1954 (age 67–68)
Al-Aloom, Taiz Governorate, North Yemen
Political partyGeneral People's Congress

Rashad Muhammad al-Alimi[1] (born 1954) is a Yemeni politician, currently serving as the Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council since 7 April 2022.


Rashad al-Alimi was born in 1954 in Al-Aloom, a village in the Taiz Governorate,[1] and is the son of judge Mohammed ben Ali al-Alimi. He graduated from Gamal Abdel Nasser High School in Sanaa in 1969.[2] He subsequently obtained a bachelor's degree in military science from the Kuwait Police College in 1975, and another university degree in arts from the University of Sanaa in 1977, then a master's degree and a doctorate in sociology from Ain Shams University in Egypt between 1984 and 1988.[3]

A member of the General People's Congress, he was Minister of the Interior from 4 April 2001 to 2008.[2][4] He then became Chairman of the Supreme Security Committee and Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Defense and Security Affairs in May 2008, subsequently becoming a member of the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference, then adviser to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in 2014.[3]

On 3 June 2011, during the Battle of Sanaa, al-Alimi was wounded along with Ali Abdullah Saleh during an attack on the Al-Nahdin Mosque in the Presidential Palace.[5] He was subsequently transferred to Saudi Arabia and to Germany for treatment, before returning to Sanaa on June 13, 2012. He left the city again as a result of the Houthi takeover in Yemen[1] and began living in Saudi Arabia in 2015.[6] Al-Alimi became Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council, a body given the powers of the President of Yemen, on 7 April 2022.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Who is the new President of the Presidential Council in Yemen?". Middle East 24 News English. 2022-04-07. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  2. ^ a b "من هو رشاد العليمي .. رئيس مجلس القيادة الرئاسي المخول بصلاحيات الرئيس هادي (سيرة ذاتية )". ye-now.net (in Arabic). 2022-04-07. Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  3. ^ a b "رشاد العليمي.. تعرّف إلى رئيس مجلس القيادة الرئاسي في اليمن". mubasher.aljazeera.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  4. ^ "April 2001". www.rulers.org. Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  5. ^ à 14h10, Par Le 3 juin 2011 (2011-06-03). "Yémen : le président Saleh blessé, son armée riposte". leparisien.fr (in French). Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  6. ^ "Saudi Arabia shakes up Yemen alliance in bid to exit quagmire". Middle East Monitor. 2022-04-07. Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  7. ^ magazine, Le Point (2022-04-07). "Yémen: le président en exil transfère le pouvoir à un nouveau conseil". Le Point (in French). Retrieved 2022-04-09.
Political offices
Preceded byas President of Yemen Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council of Yemen