|February 21st, 2012|
Yemenis vote for post-Saleh era amid violence info
ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen sealed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's exit from power on Tuesday by electing his deputy to shepherd the country away from the brink of civil war. Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the sole, consensus candidate, billed the vote as a way to move on after months of protests against Saleh's 33-year rule, but the president's sons and nephews still command key army units and security agencies. "Elections are the only exit route from the crisis which has buffeted Yemen for the past year," Hadi said at a polling station after casting his vote. ...