Monday, June 6, 2011

Yemenis Celebrate As President Saleh Flees to Saudi Arabia, Transfers Power to Vice President

"Thousands of people in Yemen are rejoicing at the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The embattled leader is reportedly in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after being injured in a rocket attack on his presidential compound. Saleh temporarily ceded power to his vice president on Saturday night. His nephew remains in command of the Central Security paramilitary forces, and his son, Ahmad Ali Abdullah Saleh, still heads the elite Republican Guard. To discuss the implications of Saleh’s departure, we’re joined from Sana’a by Abdul-Ghani Al-Iryani, a political analyst and co-founder of the Democratic Awakening Movement...."

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