Supposedly this is just a temporary transfer of power, and Saleh will resume his presidency after he recovers from his injuries. I'm guessing he never returns to Yemen.(CNN) -- Effective Saturday night, Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi took over Ali Abdullah Saleh's responsibilities as president, Yemeni government spokesman Abdu Ganadi told CNN.
The power transfer comes as a source close to the Saudi government said that the long-time Yemeni ruler arrived in Riyadh around midnight Saturday, a day after being hurt in an attack on a mosque in his palace.
Official: Powers transferred to VP after attack on President Saleh - CNN.com