Update (11:22 a.m. EDT)- Saleh has stepped down and as part of the agreement, has immunity from prosecution. "The plan calls for a power transfer to Saleh’s vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, within 30 days and early presidential elections within 90 days of the signing. It also calls for a two-year transition period," reports the AP.
Update (11:03 a.m. EDT)-Yemeni President Saleh is signing the transfer of power deal, live on Saudi State TV, reports Reuters. NPR's Andy Carvin has confirmed that Saleh has stepped down, making him the fourth Arab leader ousted from power in 2011
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly agreed to a transfer of power that would finally end the 10-month long uprising that nearly got him killed. Saleh arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday where he is expected to sign off on the deal soon.
According to Al Jazeera, Saleh would resign, handing power over to his vice president Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi. A unity goverement would then be formed with members of the opposition party and a presidental election would be held within the next two months. As part of the deal, which was brokered by other Arab states in the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saleh would be given immunity from prosecution.