Yemen Revolution

Yemen Revolution 

  • In mid January 2011 Thousands of Yemenis have been demonstrating in the capital Sanaa to protest against the new government policies.
  • This new policies amend the Yemeni constitution, it’s allow the son of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to take power after his father.
  • On January 27, some 16,000 Yemenis left Sanaa to reject the proposals.
  • The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has announced his intention not to run for president
  • Juma al-Karama was named after more than 50 demonstrators were shot dead by Yemeni security snipers on March 18, 2011
  • In April 2011 demonstrations continued to demand the departure of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who announced his intention to vote for his survival, amid ongoing conflicts between young demonstrators and security forces in the squares of change in several Yemeni cities, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. This month saw the emergence of the Gulf initiative as a possible political solution.
  • On November 23, 2011, the Gulf initiative was taken to resolve the political crisis, which disrupted the constitution and considered the initiative a constitutional reference to the administration of the country, and granted President Saleh immunity from prosecution. Vice President Saleh Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi assumed the presidency under the Gulf initiative on February 21, 2012.

Post Revolution 

  • After the abdication of Abdullah Saleh from the presidency, Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi took over the presidency under the Gulf initiative on February 21, 2012.
  • After the new presidency, the Yemeni people were divided into opposition and opposition, which weakened the new government and the security situation became unstable.
  • There are international initiatives to support the new government in Yemen to return Yemen to its former security



After the revolution in Tunisia And Egypt and the new policies that the president Ali abdullah Saleh has made on the  Yemen constitutions,Thousands of young Yemenis protested agents former president  Ali abdullah Saleh. Ali abdullah Saleh tried to contain the problem by promising that his son will not take his place after him but he fail to calm the people so he used violence against his people. The Gulf initiative came after violence increased  in Yemen. Therefore, The Yemeni president has been forced to give up the presidency after mounting pressure.


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