Yemeni parties agree on new PM as step to ease crisis - World

October 7, 2014 6:46 PM

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SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni parties agreed on Tuesday to appoint an associate of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi as prime minister, two aides of Hadi said, a move some Yemenis hope will lead to the withdrawal of Shi'ite Muslim fighters from the capital Sanaa.

Hadi was expected to ask Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, the director of his office, later on Tuesday to form a government, the aides said, under an accord between the president and several parties, including the Shi'ite Houthi movement, intended to create a more inclusive administration.

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