Yemen's President will step down in exchange for immunity

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh will cede power after a 32-year hold in exchange for certain conditions, including immunity from criminal prosecution for him and his family, according to the New York Times.

The Washington Post reported that Saleh has agreed to a plan that would hand over power to his vice-president, Abd-al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi, in 30 days. It said 60 days later, an election would be held that would be overseen by a transitional government formed a week after Mansur al-Hadi gained power.

Despite a possible agreement between the government and opposition, the New York Times said that demonstrators may not comply after weeks of protests left many dead at the hands of the government.

The New York Times reported that although Saleh has been an ally against Al Qaeda, the U.S. government called for his removal in recent weeks because he has not been able bring stability to the country.

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