Feb. 25 - Yemen's Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi takes oath as new president. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) EDITORS PLEASE NOTE, EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took the constitutional oath to become Yemen's new president on Saturday (February 25), formally removing Ali Abdullah Saleh from power after a year of protests that paralysed the impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula. Hadi, who stood as the sole candidate to replace Saleh in a U.S.-backed power transfer deal brokered by Gulf neighbours, was voted in after more than 60 percent of eligible voters took part in an election earlier this week. Saleh's departure makes him the fourth Arab autocrat to be removed from power in more than a year of mass uprisings and war that have redrawn the political map of the Middle East. Hadi's inauguration is scheduled for Monday (February 27), which Saleh is due to attend. Saleh returned to Yemen on Friday (February 24) after seeking treatment in the United States for injuries suffered in a assassination attempt last year.