Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.23 / Trend /
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has today arrived in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, where he will sign a plan for power transfer in the country.
Anti-government protests demanding the resignation of Saleh, who has been in power for over 30 years, are underway in Yemen since early February. According to the Western media outlets, during the unrest in the country hundreds of people were killed and thousands were injured.
Under the plan of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG), put forward by more than seven months ago, Saleh should leave his post within 30 days after signing the conciliation agreement and transfer his powers to the Vice President Abdo Rabo Mansour Hadi, in exchange for granting immunity from prosecution to the president and his family members.
Vice President will have the powers to fulfill the CCASG initiatives, appointment of a new government and holding presidential elections, a source in Yemen's ruling party General People's Congress said. Opposition representatives said that presidential elections are expected in January.
According to the source in the ruling party, the draft agreement was ready in a few days, but one of the parties of the opposition alliance was against it.
Earlier Saleh three times refused to sign a "road map".