Yemen’s New President to Be Inaugurated After Saleh’s Longtime Rule
For the first time in 33 years, a new Yemeni president will be inaugurated Monday amid cautious optimism and ongoing threats of violence in the country.
Abdurabu Mansur Hadi was sworn in Saturday in the capital, Sanaa. The event cemented a power transfer deal reached in November to end months of protests and violence over former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s longtime rule.
Saleh is expected to attend the formal inauguration.
“The inauguration on Monday will only be ceremonial and a celebration in support for Yemen’s new leader,” said Abdul Aziz Jubari, a member of Yemen’s parliament from Saleh’s General People’s Congress party.