Democracy Now! interviews Abdul Ghani al Iryani, a political analyst and co-founder of the Democratic Awakening Movement, about the current situation in Yemen. Thousands of Yemenis are rejoicing at the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The embattled leader is reportedly in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after being injured in a rocket attack on his presidential compound on Friday. He temporarily ceded power to his vice president on Saturday night, his nephew remains in command of the Central Security paramilitary forces, and his son, Ahmad Ali Abdullah Saleh, still heads the elite Republican Guard.
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