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Yemenis unmoved over Saleh's health

Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 01:11

June 9 - Protesters in Yemen look to a future without Saleh, despite the president's succesful surgery in Saudi Arabia. Sunita Rappai reports

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For Yemen's opposition, the celebrations go on. News that president Ali Abdullah Saleh is recovering from a successful operation in Saudi Arabia, after being wounded in a rocket attack last week, has been met with general disregard by these protesters. They chant "Saudis do not come with initiatives, Ali Saleh will depart" and "The people have toppled the regime." SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTERS TAREQ SAEED SAYING: "The news that he (Saleh) is in good condition, we do not care about this, the most important thing for us is that he departed and is finished, we have to look at building a new future" The opposition is now calling on the acting president to form a transitional council and formally assume power. Whether Saleh will heed their calls and stay away remains to be seen. Sunita Rappai, Reuters

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Yemenis unmoved over Saleh's health

Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 01:11