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Old guard continues to challenge Hadi’s authority

Yemen is two months into a transition period, expected to last two years, that is intended to steer the troubled state towards multi-party democratic elections. Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was president for 33 years, finally stepped down in early 2012. He was replaced by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, vice-president since 1994, who was sworn in on 25 February at a ceremony in Sanaa.

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