Azerbaijan, Baku, November 23 / Trend /
In Saudi capital Ar-Riyadh on Wednesday, President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a power transition plan, news channel Al-Jazeera reported.
Anti-governmental demonstrations demanding for resignation of Saleh, who has been at power for more than 30 years, have been continuing in Yemen since the beginning of February. According to Western news reports, hundreds of people were killed and thousands were injured during the disorders.
According to a plan offered more than 7 months ago, Saleh should leave his post within 30 days after the reconciliatory agreement is signed and transit his powers to Vice-President Abd Robbo Mansur Hadi in an exchange for the immunity of the President and his family members against court prosecution.
The Vice-President will be empowered to implement the initiative, appoint new government and conduct presidential election, a source with Yemeni ruling party Universal Popular Congress reported. Oppositionists said the presidential election is scheduled to take place in January.
The source said the draft agreement was ready yet several days ago, but one of opposition alliance's parties was against it.
Saleh earlier thrice declined to sign a roadmap.