- Aug 25, 2018
Opposition anger over surprise EHTO membership
JUGOL - All the major opposition parties have reacted with outrage to learning the Empire of Azraq had agreed to full membership of the East Himyari Treaty Organisation at press conference in Natal, and demanded a formal vote on the issue.
The upset comes just weeks after the government agreed to enhance security and military cooperation with the Commonwealth of Nedernesia and informed the Emperor and the media before the Imperial Parliament.
"Democracy is being disrespected in Azraq," declared Justice Party leader Mulatu Birru in the Junior Council, while the Shamo People's Liberation Front warned of a "dictatorship by stealth".
Imperial foreign affairs minister Abdisalam Yusuf Omaar was present in the Natalian capital Camp Hill for the second EHTO summit were it was announced Azraq would be joining the alliance. EHTO, which has since renamed itself to the Himyari Forum for Cooperation, was set to up to fight "non-state actors" on the continent.
The Pan-Hasremotic People's League said dismissed the attacks, and claimed it had "obeyed" the constitution as only the Emperor had to be informed of uses of executive authority to sign treaties, not parliament.