Monday, June 6, 2011

Yemen's vice president assumes power in the absence of Saleh

Sana'a. .- The vice president of Yemen, Abdorabu Mansur Hadi, has taken over the country, according to the Constitution and order after the head of state, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Efe reported a source of high-ranking government. Following the departure of Saleh to Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries he suffered after the attack carried out on Friday by rival groups on the presidential palace, Hadi took office yesterday for sixty days, as established by the constitution, the source stressed that gave no further details.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the military hospital operating room in the center of Riyadh and the doctors have recommended two weeks of complete rest, Efe said one source of that hospital. Hadi received today the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa, Gerald Feierstein, with whom he discussed the need for coordination to ensure the country's basic services such as oil, gas and electricity, according to Yemeni official news agency SABA.

SABA revealed today, citing a government source, the president's family did not travel with him to Saudi Arabia, but several senior officials accompanied him were also wounded in the attack. A government source announced yesterday that Saleh was in the chest the impact of shrapnel from a shell that fell on Friday at the presidential compound and doctors feared Sana'a quit because it was near the heart, so it was decided to transfer to Saudi Arabia to be involved.

At first, it was reported that Saleh had been slightly wounded in the back of the head. The attack also injured officials of the regime in Yemen and Prime Minister Ali Muyawar that Saudi Arabia was also transferred. Meanwhile, hundreds of opposition members took to the streets of Sanaa to celebrate the departure of Saleh to Saudi Arabia, amid speculation that he will not return.

In the square of Al Tagua (change, in Arabic), the epicenter of the protests in the capital against Saleh's regime, thousands of opponents showed their joy over loudspeakers shouting "freedom" and "the flight of Saleh to Saudi Arabia" . Demonstrators chanted "freedom, freedom, today is the feast of freedom," it's over, it was over, Ali fled, all done ", while some carried placards that read" the people have made their revolution , congratulations.

" In the city of Taiz in the south, at least two people were killed and two others were injured in clashes between police and Republican Guard armed opponents around the presidential palace in this town where they wanted to get opposition members, medics and witnesses. Near the square Al Hurriya (Freedom, Arabic), the police fired into the air to disperse a demonstration.

The information came after the Saleh party supplies ensure that the president would return to the country within days. While atnto, the country lives in an atmosphere of revolution that Sunday has claimed the lives of at least five people in the city of Taiz.

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