Yemen's opposition parties have nominated the head of their coalition to lead the first government after veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to quit in 90 days, said a spokesman on Saturday. Mohammed Basindawa, a former member of Mr. Saleh's ruling party, was chosen late on Friday night to head a national unity government, the opposition Common Forum, told AFP.

“His name will be presented to Vice-President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi” who is now the Executive President. Mr. Saleh signed the exit agreement in Riyadh after months of dodging domestic and international pressure to step down after 33 years in office.

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