Yemen’s President Hadi sacked from party leadership
Yemen’s General People’s Congress dismissed the country’s President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi from his Secretary General party role on Saturday.
The move was taken after he was accused of soliciting U.N. sanctions against his predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh.
In a statement obtained by Al Arabiya News Channel, the GPC appointed two members to the posts of vice president and secretary general in place of Hadi.
Saleh remains the head of the GPC, which holds 225 seats in Yemen’s 301-member parliament. His role, however, is officially seen as nominal and non-executive.
Hadi had become president after Saleh was forced to resign in February 2012 after a year of bloody protests.
On Friday, the U.N. Security Council slapped U.S.-proposed sanctions on Saleh and two allied Houthi rebel commanders for threatening peace in the impoverished country.
The U.N. move came after thousands of Saleh supporters had protested alongside rebels denouncing the planned sanctions.