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Vice president names opposition leader as interim PM

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-28

Yemen’s vice president named opposition leader Mohammed Basindwa as the new interim prime minister on Sunday, after President Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down last Wednesday in the wake of months of anti-government protests.

REUTERS - Yemen’s vice president named on Sunday opposition leader Mohammed Basindwa as the country’s new interim prime minister, the Saba state news agency reported, under a deal aimed at ending months of protests which have rocked the country.

Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi named Basindwa in a decree carried by the agency. This followed a decision on Friday by opposition parties to nominate Basindwa, the head of an alliance that led months of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, to form a new government.

The new government is being created under the deal signed in Riyadh last Wednesday when Saleh transferred his powers to his deputy to resolve the crisis resulting from months of pro-democracy demonstrations.

 

Date created : 2011-11-27

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