February 27th, 2012
10:02 AM ET

Ex-President Saleh to leave Yemen after handover, officials say

After seeing his three-decade rule come to an end, Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, will leave the country for Ethiopia this week, ruling party officials said Monday.

Saleh returned to Yemen just days ago. However, he was under increased pressure to leave, as Yemenis worry his presence will undermine efforts of the new president, Abdurabu Mansur Hadi.

Saleh and Hadi appeared at the presidential palace Monday for a former handover of power ceremony amid cautious optimism and ongoing threats of violence in the country.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Go to hell, Mr Saleh.

    February 27, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Good Morning Drew, I'm reading a book about the Mossad. These eplpoe killed everyone associated with the massacre at the 1972 games in Munich. They never asked the UN about how it should be done or how they should treat these thugs who were given everything they asked for and yet killed all the hostages. It took many years and much planning but every PLO member involved is dead. Mossad knew exactly who they were and made great effort to not kill anyone who was not involved. In one incident in Tunisia, Mossad went into a house and killed just who they were looking for, no one else. Job well done.Will Swoboda

      April 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    The man bought his way to freedom. All it cost him was his top job.

    February 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar The Chorizo Chimp Of Chihuahua

    Saleh, go to hell!

    February 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. high hopes

    Hope he doesn't hand down a Stimulus Package to his successor!


    February 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Hope his sucessor doesn't murder as many people as he did.

    February 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    i don't understand how they do it over there, i guess. is the vice-president that detached from the prez? if i was rebelling, i'd want a whole new administration..

    February 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |