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Yemen President to quit in a month

Posted by on May 1, 2011 0 Comment

Yemen’s President was to sign an agreement on Saturday to quit power in a month in exchange for immunity in a deal that, if implemented, would make him the third Arab ruler ousted by a wave of popular uprisings.

Ali Abdullah Saleh , who has ruled the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state for nearly 33 years, has in principle accepted the agreement negotiated by his oil-exporting neighbours in the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Yemen’s main opposition coalition, which includes both Islamists and leftists, has also agreed to the deal, even as street protesters have rejected the agreement and demand Saleh step down immediately and face prosecution. Reuters

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