​Yemen leader’s term extended

January 22, 2014 - 3:04:44 am

SANAA: Yemen’s political factions extended the president’s term by a year and approved a new federal system at the end of national reconciliation talks yesterday. Political factions gave interim President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, whose two-year term had originally been due to end with elections in February 2014, an extra year after delays in the transition to democracy. He will oversee a shift to a federal system intended to accommodate southern separatist demands for more autonomy.

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