Republic of Yemen

al-Jumhuriyah al-Yamaniyah

Note: In the wake of revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, a string of protests spread throughout Yemen in January 2012. Thousands of Yemeni demonstrated against government corruption and widespread poverty. By January 27 over 16,000 protesters had gathered in the capital, Sana’a, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign from his 30-year term. On February 2, Saleh offered to not seek reelection in 2013, but protesters rejected this concession, and their numbers continued to grow in the capital. For the next two months, protests sparked in several cities throughout Yemen. On April 23, Saleh agreed to shift power to his deputy 30 days following acceptance of a proposed agreement between the president and the opposition that would grant Saleh and his ...

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