Monday, November 28, 2011

Yemen: Opposition Negotiates New Gov´t, Protests Continue

Sanaa, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Opposition member Mohammed Basindwa on Monday started talks on forming a unity government in the country, a management that seems to alienate him from protesters who demand to judge President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Basindwa, an independent politician and former Foreign Minister of the Saleh administration, was commissioned by Vice President and acting President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, according to a decree issued on Sunday as part of the recent agreement for the transition.
The next government will replace the interim one headed by Mohammed Ali Mujawar, which will remain until the completion of early presidential and legislative elections, confirmed on Saturday to take place on February 21, 2012.
According to officials close to Hadi, the appointed Prime Minister in a week will constitute a cabinet with equal participation of opposition members in the coalition Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and the ruling General People's Congress (GPC).
The procedure is part of an initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), supported by the United States and European Union, signed on Wednesday by Saleh in Saudi Arabia to transfer his powers to Hadi, in exchange for judicial immunity for him and his family.

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