November 24, 2011

Yemeni President Abdullah Saleh signs Deal to quit Power

In a significant move, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a deal to quit power after 33 years of handling the office, opening a new page in the history of struggling country.

Saleh signed an agreement in Riyadh's Al-Yamama royal palace in the presence of Saudi King Abdullah. The live footage was aired by the state television to mark the memorable moment. The members of Yemen's ruling party and the opposition also signed the deal to end the violence in the country that had erupted 10 months ago.

The outgoing President was under domestic and international pressure after the protests began in the country. He handed over his powers to Vice-president Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi. King Abdullah welcomed Saleh's move saying a new page in the country's history began.

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