|Published:||Apr 23, 2011 8:12 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 23, 2011 5:12 PM EDT|
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - State-run TV says Yemen's embattled president has agreed to a proposal by Gulf Arab mediators to step down within 30 days and hand power to his deputy in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
The protest movement demanding his immediate departure said Saturday it also has agreed to the mediators' proposal but with reservations. It objects to an article that gives parliament the right to reject the president's resignation.
The parliament is dominated by members of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's party.
The leader of 32 years has been clinging to power in the face of more than two months of massive street protests against his rule.
State TV says Yemen's foreign minister delivered the government's acceptance to mediators from the Gulf Cooperation Council on Saturday.