Yemen President Ready to Accept Rebel Power-Sharing Demands

Houthis Increase Control Over Sanaa

The Houthi rebel faction in Yemen increased its control over the capital city of Sanaa today, and defeated the presidential guard, surrounding President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in his house.

Defeated outright, Hadi is said to be ready to accept a power-sharing deal pushed by the Houthis, including following through on proposed reforms to a draft constitution.

Details are scant, but some officials are saying they expect an announcement in a matter of hours on exactly what changes will be made to the draft constitution.

The Houthis had been involved in negotiations on the changes earlier this week when fighting broke out with the Yemeni Premier’s security, leading to an escalating battle which ended with the Houthis taking even more control over the country’s seat of power.

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