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Post-Saleh Yemen looks to rebuild
Former president's exit has raised expectations, but country still lacks money for reconstruction.
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 09:29

Yemen is riding a wave of optimism following the end of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's decades-long rule.

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Saleh's former deputy, has taken over as the country's leader following elections on Tuesday that formally marked the transition of power after months of unrest.

Saleh, 69, had been a longtime US ally, but Washington eventually backed a deal brokered by the Gulf Co-operation
Council to speed his exit, making him the fourth veteran Arab leader unseated by "Arab Spring" uprisings. 

But, as Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the capital Sanaa, rebuilding the country could cost billions - and it is money the country does not have.

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