Ousted president Saleh to seek exile in Ethiopia

Saleh to leave Yemen in 2 days,Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi sworn in as new president on Saturday

Written by Agencies | Sanaa | Published: February 27, 2012 5:12 pm

Aides to Ali Abdullah Saleh say the ousted Yemeni President plans to go into exile in Ethiopia.

The aides told The Associated Press on Monday that the former President will leave Yemen within two days along with some of his family members. A diplomat in Sanaa confirmed that arrangements had been made for Saleh’s arrival.

On Saturday,newly inaugurated President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was sworn in as president as part of a power-transfer deal that gave Saleh immunity from prosecution in exchange for stepping down.

The deal aims to end a year of turmoil that left hundreds of protesters dead.

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