Yemeni parties agree to form presidential council: negotiators

February 5, 2015 9:04 AM

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Yemeni parties agree to form presidential council: negotiators

SANAA (Reuters) - Most Yemeni factions have agreed to set up an interim presidential council to manage the country for up to one year, negotiators said on Thursday, in a major step to ease a power struggle which forced the president to step down two weeks ago.

The dominant Houthi movement had set a Wednesday deadline for political factions to agree a way out of the crisis that led to the resignation of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Jan. 22, otherwise, the group said, it would impose its own solution.

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