Thai PM Survives No-Confidence Vote
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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
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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Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s administration will remain in office for now.