The Yemeni Opposition said it is considering amendments the ruling party suggested to be entered to the GCC proposal to end the crisis in Yemen, at the same time as marches continued, demanding the departure of the President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
A Yemeni envoy left to Turkey apparently seeking Ankara’s mediation.
Reuters specified that the ruling GPC’s has proposed amendments to the proposal, that mentioned in its original version a transitional Government of National Unity headed by the opposition, and the resignation of the President in 30 days after delivering his powers to his vice and also gaining immunity from any prosecution.
But the proposal was stopped in its tracks at the last moment by Saleh refusing to sign as the President of the country but instead as the President of the GPC.
The amendments suggest that Saleh signs as the President of the country and as the President of the GPC at the same time, and that the transitional government is headed by the ruling party, and that the people representing the opposition must be changed.
A Government official talked about a meeting the opposition parties are holding in the coming hours to study the amendments on the proposal but he said that the opposition might insist that the proposal cannot be changed.
Reuters also mentioned that there are attempts by U.S, European and GCC diplomats to save the initial GCC proposal.
Besides the GCC proposal, the Yemeni Regime has asked for Turkish mediation, a request that was carried by the Vice-President Abdorabbo Mansoor Hadi, who is in Turkey right now.
Abdo Aljanadi, the Deputy Minister of Information, refused to comment on this news saying that “he’s not authorized to comment on it”, and only remarked, “the President welcomes any proposals proposed by our friends whom he feels are concerned about the unity of Yemen”.
There are reports that the President has refused to sign this latest proposal, in what would be a continuation of the mixed signals he is sending out to Yemenis and the international community.
The demonstrations demanding the departure of the President continued in the midst of power cuts all over the country.
The youth protesters confirmed that marching on the Presidential Palace remained a likely option, but did not specify when it would occur.
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