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Inheritance battle brewing for Yemeni political control

The late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left behind wealth estimated at $32 billion to $60 billion, but an even bigger fortune is up for grabs politically.
Members of the General People's Congress party, once headed by Yemen's slain former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, attend a meeting of the party's leadership in Sanaa, Yemen January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RC1E17EEC690
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Despite failing peace agreements and continued fighting in Yemen, participants and observers are looking ahead and wondering who will ultimately control Yemen's most powerful political party, the General People's Congress (GPC).

Elite GPC members have long called for the United Nations to lift international travel sanctions levied in 2015 on Ahmed Saleh, the eldest son of the party's founder, the late President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The latter was ousted in 2012 and killed by Houthi rebels in December 2017.

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