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Is This the Beginning of the End of Yemen's Civil War?

The ouster of Yemen’s president and the formation of a presidential council could finally end the civil war – if the Houthis get on board

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Last Thursday morning, after a night of discussions, consultations, and mainly – arm-wrestling and threats, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi of Yemen announced that he would no longer be president, and would transfer all his powers to the presidential council formed that night. With that, he ended a tenure that began in 2012, shortly after his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was ousted in the Arab Spring revolutions after 22 years in office.

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