Sunday, April 24, 2011

Yemen paralyzing his business in protest against Salé

Aden .- Much of the Yemeni merchants have closed their businesses in protest against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, particularly in the port city of Aden, where 90% of businesses have ceased its activity. Similarly, many businesses in the cities of Hodeidah and Taiz, one of the core of the protests, are closed to the public after yesterday's merger in favor and against Sale, who has accepted the Arab plan to transfer power in a period of three months.

The president said, however, that must be faced "within the framework of the Constitution of Yemen." "We applaud the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council and will face in a positive manner within the framework of the Constitution of Yemen," he told supporters gathered in the capital, Sanaa.

According to the Constitution, the mandate of Sale expires in 2013. The Gulf countries have submitted a new proposal to resolve the crisis in Yemen that provides, on the one hand, leaving relinquish his post a month after signing the agreement for the transfer of power and, secondly, the convening of presidential elections two months after the resignation of the president.

This new proposal amends the initiative launched on 10 April by the foreign ministers of the Persian Gulf, where Salé and invited the opposition to negotiate the transfer of power and avoid violence. The opposition rejected the initiative and demanded that Salé leave office within two weeks.

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