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  6/5/2011, Sivan 3, 5771

Yemeni President Transfers Power to Vice President

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh transferred power to Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, according to government spokesman Abdu Ganadi.

The power transfer, effective Saturday night, came one day after an attack on the presidential palace that wounded Saleh and six other top government officials as they were praying in the compound's mosque.