Saleh, Yemen opposition agree on plan to transfer power

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April 27, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in PND News

"Yemen’s coalition of opposition parties reversed course late last night and accepted an initiative that would see longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down in 30 days, potentially breaking three months of political deadlock. The deal, which was presented last week by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), meets opposition leaders' demand for Mr. Saleh's departure but also calls for immunity for Saleh, his relatives, and his aides. It gives the opposition a role in an interim national unity government but also requires them to end their involvement in the protests that have posed an unprecedented challenge to Saleh's 32-year rule in Yemen." (04/26/11)  

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