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Cabinet reshuffle in Yemen amid persisting power outages due to lack of fuel

Yemen's state news agency says the president has ordered a cabinet reshuffle to replace ministers for oil, and electricity and four other portfolios amid persistent power outages amid power cuts and fuel shortages over the past days.

SABA reported on Wednesday that the cabinet headed by Mohammed Salem Bassindwa underwent its second reshuffle since the election of Yemeni President Abbed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in 2012 after a yearlong uprising ended the rule of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh left power under a deal that gave him immunity from prosecution and split the number of cabinet posts equally between his party and the opposition.

Attacks on power lines and trucks carrying fuel to the capital have left residents across the country without electricity and fuel over the past days.