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Yemen: Presidency Next Seven Years

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Yemen, Governance

Omar Barsawad admire and respect his President, Ali Abdullah Saleh [1]. Yet, Omar felt both frustrated and relieved at Saleh's decision to run again for presidency. “Frustration, in that: by not standing he would have done an unprecedented, unheard of thing in the Arab World! And become a pioneer and role model! Only Sudan's General Siwar Al-Dhahab, in the Arab World, had peacefully given up power before. I was relieved, in that: Yemen, and I, would still have him leading! [2]” Omar said.