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Yemen opposition reject Saleh exit plan

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Yemen opposition reject Saleh exit plan


A plan for Yemen’s President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down has been rejected by the country’s opposition because it appears to offer him immunity from prosecution.

The president himself has welcomed the proposal although he’s previously been critical. His office says he has no reservations about transferring power.

Saleh’s opponents have again been demonstrating in the capital, Sanaa, and other cities. They want the president and members of his family prosecuted.

The plan, drawn up by Gulf Arab mediators, envisages the Yemeni leader handing over the reins to his vice-president while a new interim government is formed.

Protests in recent weeks are estimated to have killed more than 100 people.

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