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Yemen's President Saleh finally agrees to elections

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Yemen's President Saleh finally agrees to elections


As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, Yemen’s pro-democracy protesters are set to renew their push to overthrow their government.

With many preparing to celebrate Eid – which marks the end of the month of fasting – large demonstrations in the capital Sanaa are once again being organised.

“We will remain steadfast in the square and I think there will be more momentum during the days of Eid because we want our Eid to be two celebrations in one. We came out to overthrow the regime and we are intent on doing so regardless of the time frame,” said pro-democracy protester Adel Mohammed al-Hazmi.

In Saudi Arabia, where Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is being treated after June’s assassination attempt, it is said he has finally agreed to elections. Opposition sources claim there is a deal to hold a vote within three months.

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