The official spokesman of the Southern Transitional Council, Salem bin Thabit al-Awlaki said that the announcement of the National Assembly as the highest legislative body in the Southern Transitional Council which consists of 303 members based on the criterion of area size and population density is strengthening the principle of partnership with the southern national resolution to manage the upcoming phases and merits .
Al-Awlaki said that the National Assembly will start its first session next month to draw up its agenda and naming the administrative bodies and the working committees to carry out their tasks for the coming period.
The National Assembly will discuss and approve the documents and regulations of the Council and the detailed general plans presented by the council bodies in addition to approving the political vision and all general political agreements .
Al-Awlaki added that the National Assembly will be authorized to adopt any path or direction in political negotiations with any side , it's also a supervising control and audit authority on the work of the Council bodies and it will be in charge of forming special committees to prepare the regulations or the constitution draft or shaping up the general referendum committee when decided . However, there are many other tasks to be achieved by the National Assembly .