The Reported Truce In Yemen Is Falling Apart As Details Of The Plan Reach The Protesters

Ali Abdullah Saleh

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Various reports last night described a compromise between Yemen’s President Saleh and opposition party JMP, in which the president agreed to create a succession plan by year-end that would hand power to his son.But today it seems that elements within JMP are not happy with the result, nor are tens of thousands of youths who were protesting before JMP joined their cause.

Al Jazeera says the talks did not go well, reporting an hour ago that talks with the president had reached a deadlock.

Al Jazeera quotes an opposition spokesman: “We asked [President] Saleh to leave; he refused; the street will decide.”

The opposition want Saleh to leave power within two months. Saleh still plans to stay in power through 2013, reports Al Jazeera. And he would just handing power to his son!

Expect more protests today and of course a Day Of Rage tomorrow.

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