Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yemen's President to Step Down

And the Arab Spring rolls on.

Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, signed an agreement to step down Wednesday after 33 years of authoritarian rule, the New York Times reports. In a surprise move, he signed an agreement “that Yemeni officials said immediately transferred power to his vice president,” the Times writes. In exchange, he received immunity from prosecution.

Saleh is the fourth Arab leader to fall since the uprisings began in Tunisia.

Read it all here.

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