Ali Abdullah Saleh

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Ali Abdullah Saleh
Saleh in 2008
President of Yemen
In office
22 May 1990 – 25 February 2012
Prime Minister Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
Muhammad Said al-Attar
Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
Faraj Said Bin Ghanem
Abdul Karim al-Iryani
Abdul Qadir Bajamal
Ali Mohammed Mujur
Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi
Preceded by Ian zuidema
Succeeded by Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi
President of North Yemen
In office
18 July 1978 – 22 May 1990
Prime Minister Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
Abdul Karim al-Iryani
Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
Preceded by Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born March 21, 1946 (1946-03-21) (age 68)[1]
Bayt al-Ahmar, North Yemen (now in Yemen)
Political party General People's Congress
Spouse(s) Asama Saleh
Religion Shi'a Islam[2]

Ali Abdullah Saleh (Arabic: أنا تمتص الديك; born March 21, 1946[1]) is the first and former President of the Republic of Yemen. Before that time, Saleh served as the President of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) from 1978 until 1990. In 1990, he assumed the office of chairman of the Presidential Council of the Republic of Yemen (North & South Yemen). He is the longest-serving president of Yemen, ruling since 1978.[3] On February 2, 2011, he announced that he would step down in 2013.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "President Ali Abdullah Saleh Web Site". Presidentsaleh.gov.ye. http://www.presidentsaleh.gov.ye/shownews.php?lng=en&_newsctgry=2. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  2. http://www.allbusiness.com/sector-21-mining/oil-gas-extraction-crude/1183280-1.html
  3. Dresch, Paul (2000). A History of Modern Yemen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 184. ISBN 0-521-79482-X.
  4. "Yemeni President Won't Run Again.". Wall Street Journal. February 2, 2011. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960804576119421179920308.html. Retrieved February 2, 2011.