26 Feb '12, 2am

New Yemen president has clear support: UN chief: UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday told Yemen's n...

New Yemen president has clear support: UN chief: UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday told Yemen's n...

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday told Yemen's new president Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi he had clear popular support despite the "many difficult challenges" ahead. Ban spoke to Hadi on the day he was sworn in to succeed strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky. "The secretary general told the newly elected president that the overwhelming turnout of voters, including young people who came out in large numbers, was a clear indication of the country's support for his leadership and for the peaceful transition. "He said he was aware Yemen was facing many difficult challenges but he was confident the country could move forward." Hadi was the only candidate to be interim leader and won almost all the valid valid votes in the election in which turnout reached 60 percent. But a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle outside the presidential palace on Satur...

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