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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Salih Signs

Yemeni President Salih has finally signed the GCC transition agreement. This after a great many false starts of course. It calls for him to step down in 30 days in favor of his Vice President. Will he actually do so? His track record does not encourage optimism, but perhaps he will, in which case he would be the fourth Arab head of state to lose his job this year. All four in happier days:

UPDATE: Apparently he is going to New York for further treatment of the injuries sustained in the earlier assassination attempt, so he may not return to Yemen during the transitional period.

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