Hadi sworn in as Yemen president


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The Independent Online

Abed Rabo Mansour Hadi has been sworn in as Yemen's new president, replacing Ali Abdullah Saleh who ruled the country for 33 years before leaving office in a power transfer deal aimed at ending more than a year of political turmoil.

Mr Hadi, who was Mr Saleh's vice president, was formally inaugurated in the country's parliament today following a single-candidate presidential election earlier in the week.

Mr Saleh returned to Yemen early today after spending about three weeks in the US receiving treatment for injuries he suffered during a June rocket attack on his compound.

He was the fourth Arab leader swept from power by the Arab Spring.