Political forces, parliamentarians and public have criticized the republican decree forming the committee in charge with preparing for a comprehensive national dialogue under a power-transfer deal reached in late 2011.
Key parties including the main opposition block, the JMP, said the decree was made without deliberations among all the concerned groups and the evidence for this was that the committee did not include representatives from all Yemeni parties.
Spokesman for the JMP, Ahmed Al-Bahri, said the JMP will take a stance toward its participation in the committee on Wednesday.
"The JMP has an objection to the republican decree forming the committee because it has specified the committee's duties and that remains unhelpful," he said. "Such a move will take Yemen back to the first situation. It is unacceptable".
The Haq and Arab Baath parties criticized the memberships in the committee which did not represent all forces. The decree was not good and will not serve the dialogue because it affected some parties and the youth-led protesters are against it, the two parties said in a statement.
Also some MPs criticized the decree in the Sunday's session of the House of Representatives saying it was wrong 100% because the province of Saada, referring to the issue of the Shiite Houthi Group, was not focused on.
The committee included members from the concerned political groups specified in the power-transfer deal, which was brokered by the GCC and backed by the UN in November, including the Houthi Group, the Southern Movement and the youth-led protesters.
However, not every party and political group had equal representation according to the names of the members.
People on the streets including pro-revolution ones said the committee did not include new faces and representatives who can assume their responsibility transparently and for the sake of true change in the country.
The decree issued on Saturday outlined the committee's duties, the dialogue themes and the expected results and set the September 30th as the deadline for the committee to accomplish its job and deliver its recommendations.
A comprehensive national dialogue, which is expected to culminate the democratic transition, will be held in November.