Yemen President says he will step down

Oct 09, 2011, 07:58 IST | Correspondent
Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday that he would vacate his post in the coming days. This announcement comes in the wake of the nine month-long mass protests against his regime that have caused much embarrassment to his government. In a speech on state television, Saleh said, "I reject power and I will continue to reject it. I will be leaving power in the coming days." Saleh has been clinging to his position while opposition and ruling party representatives have been trying to formulate a process to see through a transition-of-power deal.

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