Yemen’s President Vows to Give Up Power
Posted on Oct 9, 2011
After 33 years in power, Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he will step down in the coming days. Earlier, after returning from Saudi Arabia where he received medical treatment for injuries sustained in a June assassination attempt, Saleh called for early elections, a move that set off violent protests. —ARK
Since the crisis began in January, when protesters took to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, demanding that he resign, the embattled president has made lavish proposals to end the violence but followed up on none that entail him surrendering power.
Outside Sanaa University, a protester has a message for President Ali Abdullah Saleh.