Yemen Elects a New President

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The people of Yemen will go to the polls today to elect a new president. The elections come after a year of violent street protests to get rid of President Ali Saleh. Yemen is now thought to be the biggest base for Islamic militants in the world. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, the BBC's Middle East correspondent has been to Yemen to file this report.

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