Mohammed Salim Basindawa (Arabic: محمد باسندوة born April 4, 1953) is a Yemeni politician who has been Prime Minister of Yemen since 10 December 2011.
Born in Aden, Basindawa served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1994. He was a member of Yemen's ruling party, but resigned in the early 2000s to join the opposition to President Ali Abdullah Saleh as an Independent.
In 2011, following months of unrest, Basindawa was nominated by the Yemeni opposition to lead the first government after the ouster of President Saleh. On 27 November 2011 he was named Prime Minister by Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi.
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