Saturday, April 09, 2011

Yemeni president rejects GCC offer to resign

Reportedly, Yemen' s president Ali Abdullah Saleh has rejected a GCC offer to "transfer power". Like him or not, President Ali is an elected head of state while the rulers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kuwait are not. To put it very bluntly , GCC rulers have no democratic credentials to ask Yemen's president to go. No less important is the observation that. none of the GCC rulers has ever addressed crowds in open space like President Ali so often does. What's next for GCC ? Deploying Saudi -led GCC troops into Yemen to stop the pro-regime gatherings and 'restore democracy' for Yemenis ?


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