Arab States Weekly Review 21st – 27th January 2012

Yemen’s embattled president Ali Abdullah Saleh went into temporary exile under a deal with the opposition that will see power being transferred to a new government.

Egypt celebrated its first anniversary of the protests which led to Hosni Mubarak’s departure from power. In the country’s first free parliamentary elections, the Muslim Brotherhood and their hardline Salafi rivals won a joint 70% of the seats.

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