Not everyone in Yemen sees the departure of the country’s president as a significant step. Some political analysts believe his going is temporary and expect him to return.
Hakim al-Masmari, Editor-in-chief of the Yemen Post gave euronews his view.
“Those who say the president will not return to Yemen are wrong because the president is fine and he did not say that he will leave office. He has gone abroad to get treatment and he will come back. The opposition has exaggerated all this. It is behaving as if the president is dead, is it is a bad strategy in my opinion.
“And I do not think that the situation will turn into a tribal conflict or civil war. The chaos that has happened in the absence of the president is normal, but it is limited and will not continue. Since the start of the conflict, even the Hached Tribe has not been interested in turning this into a tribal battle or a civil war. This is not their goal “