After independence he joined the YSP. In a coup that took the lives of anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 people, al-Beidh was one of the few high-ranking officials who survived.5
Jonsson, Gabriel, Towards Korean reconciliation: socio-cultural exchanges and cooperation, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Since then he has called for several demonstrations to demonstrate the strength of the movement.
Selected as Full Member of the Central Committee in 1975, well as Deputy Minister for School Education and Vocational Training.9
In 1971 he was selected as the General Secretary of the Hadhramawt Provincial Committee and was admitted into the YSP National Central Committee as a Candidate-Member.
This came amid highly escalating tensions in the south, with clashes and violence between protesters and Yemeni security forces.
On 21 May 1994, as the South's military position weakened, al-Beidh declared the. al-Beidh took the top position in the YSP following a 12-day 1986 civil war between forces loyal to former chairman and then-chairman.12
He served as the only President of the DRY, from 21 May to 7 July 1994.
Political offices Preceded by Office created 1990—1994 Succeeded by as.
Leadership in South Yemen [ ] He studied for a Commerce degree and became a School Teacher in in 1961.
Coswell, Alan, , New York Times, 20 October 1989• In 1966 he was admitted into the Hadramawt Provincial Committee of the NLF.
Busky, Donald, Communism in history and theory: Asia, Africa, and the Americas, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002, page 74• Unification and Civil War [ ] Following the unification of with the in 1990, he took up the position of vice-president in the transition government of unified Yemen.
Kechichian, The Gulf Cooperation Council: record and analysis, University of Virginia Press, 1988, page 125• An Ismail ally, he took control after Muhammad's defeat and defection and Ismail's disappearance. South Yemen movement [ ] After fifteen years of living in Salim al-Beidh resumed his political career on the eve of the 19th anniversary of the. But in 1993, al-Beidh quit the government and returned to the former Southern capital of , claiming that the new government was systematically marginalizing the southern people ignoring the needs of the south.
Halliday, Fred, Revolution and Foreign Policy: The Case of South Yemen, 1967-1987, Cambridge University Press, 2002, page 42•.
These have continued into 2011.
In 1977, he was admitted as Candidate Member for the YSP Politburo, and a full Politburo member in 1981. He is a leader of the Southern independence movement known as. In a televised speech from , , the former President called for a return of South Yemen.16
Al-Beidh fled to the neighboring after the secession failed.
As a result of his increased involvement, he lost his right to stay in Oman after violating the conditions of his citizenship.