Quotes of the Day

A Yemeni man shows his ink-stained thumb after he voted in the presidential election in Sanaa on February 21, 2012 that brings an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year hardline rule in Yemen
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Open quoteThis is the first such experiment in the past 33 years, so let us be optimistic. Close quote

  • a Yemeni politician, on his country's transition to democracy that officially marks the end of Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year-long authoritarian regime
Photo: MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP / Getty Images | Source: NYT