Yemen's Houthis dissolve parliament, take over power

By REUTERS
February 6, 2015 17:47

 
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Yemen's dominant Houthi movement on Friday dissolved parliament and said a new interim assembly would be formed.

The new assembly will elect a five-member interim presidential council to manage the country's affairs, according to a televised statement.

Yemen has been in political limbo since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the government of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah resigned after the Houthis seized the presidential palace and confined the head of state to his residence in a struggle to tighten control.

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