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Yemen protesters celebrate end of an era

Yesterday’s election confirms Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who served as Ali Abdullah Saleh's vice president and close confidant, as Yemen's new president.

After a year-long uprising, Hadi was the sole candidate in a presidential election that ousted long-serving ruler Saleh but left the poor Arab country still teetering on the brink of chaos.

According to media reports, the newly elected president will be officially sworn in next week before parliament.

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