Yemeni president says won't seek another term

By JPOST.COM STAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 2, 2011 10:32

In light of events taking place in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and his own country, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told his parliament Wednesday that he will not seek another term as president after 2013.

Saleh, who has been in power for some 30 years, spoke to the Yemeni legislature a day before a scheduled "day of rage," similar to that which took place in Egypt. He said that there would be "no extension, no inheritance, no resetting the clock," alluding to fears that he would attempt to stay in power or hand over the presidency to his son, Reuters reported.


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