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Thai PM Survives No-Confidence Vote

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Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s administration will remain in office for now.

Although his political future looked dim only weeks ago, Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has survived a no-confidence vote brought against his administration by opposition party members. —JCL

Al-Jazeera English:

Thailand’s prime minister has survived a no-confidence vote brought against him by opposition politicians, ensuring his government remains in office in the run-up to what is likely to be a close election in July.

Abhisit Vejjajiva was backed by 249 politicians, or 52 per cent of the eligible house voters, in a censure motion after four days of debate marked by allegations of corruption, mismanagement and conflicts of interest levelled at him and nine of his ministers.

“The parliament has voted to give confidence to the Prime Minister and another nine ministers to stay in power,” Chai Chidchob, the house speaker, said on Saturday.

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By PatrickHenry, March 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment

BP Oil leak in the Gulf.
4 nuclear reactors blowing up.
A new war with Libya and now this?

How will we cope.

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By TDoff, March 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm Link to this comment

Well, that puts Abhisit Jejjajiva one-up on Barack Hussein Obama, who couldn’t possibly survive a No-Confidence vote in today’s climate.

Unless the polling places were located in Kenya. And, possibly, Chicago, if Rahm were Mayor.

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