Yemen president vows new constitution within year

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 9:36 AM
Yemen president vows new constitution within year

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh promised Thursday to put a new constitution to a referendum this year and move to a "parliamentary system," including a new election law.

Saleh's comments in a speech showed live on Yemeni television come after widespread pro-democracy protests throughout the Arabian peninsula country over the past month demanding an end to his 32-year rule.