From its very nomination, coalition is supposed to boost cooperation between parties involved. But in Yemen, and in direct contradiction to this notion, members from allied groups in the government and parliament find it a ground for quarrel.
The culture of 'our bull over-butts yours' still dominates mentality of many politicians in Yemen, who save no effort to improve their skills in faultfinding and provoking their counterparts in a supposed-to-be partnership accord. They want the errors of their partners to be credited into their own gain account, seeking to tell the public that their fellows, who achieve nothing, overdo those on the other side.
While there are imperfections in one group or the other, there must be goodwill and appreciable deeds. Criticism should neither mean exchange insults or reproaches, nor be used to clean rivals from desirable leading positions. It must be a means of correcting unintended mistakes, from whomever irrespective of their political affiliation.
If politicians think that the ordinary people are low-educated and can be deceived by depicting an opposing bloc as unsuccessful, even at the expense of the country, they will be mistaken and their these acts will be judged against them. They have to realize that political competition is a two-edged instrument that should serve the nation and its people.
Almost all people believe that perfection is a divine attribute – but this should not be construed as an excuse for mismanagement – and there is a big difference between mistakes made while acting in the best national interests and those committed deliberately or because of lack of knowledge that can be easily acquired or sought from partner opponents.
Who makes no mistake makes nothing. And who makes any useful thing has the right to be hailed and the side slight mistakes have to be lessons learnt from for the future, but not stones thrown by glasshouse residents on neighbors.
We must all benefit from the ongoing reconciliation rule in building our nation and paving the way for a better future for our children.