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Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi became the President of Yemen

Mar 26, 2012 13:49 IST

Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi became the President of Yemen, a West-Asian country, on 27 February 2012. Hadi, a General People's Congress party leader replaced Ali Abdullah Saleh to the position.

Al-Hadi was appointed Vice President on 3 October 1994.Prior to his appointment as Vice President, he also held the position of the Minister of Defense.

Hadi was the only candidate in the presidential election which was held on 21 February 2012. His run for the president office was supported by the both the ruling party as well as the opposition.

Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi took the oath of office in Yemen's parliament on 25 February 2012. He was formally inaugurated as the president of Yemen on 27 February 2012, when Saleh resigned from the presidency and formally ceded power to Hadi.

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