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Amid escalating protests, Thai Prime Minister faces no-confidence vote

As anti-protests protests surge in Thailand, Parliament debates a no-confidence vote against the prime minister.
Posted By JC Finley   |   Nov. 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM   |   Comments

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Protests surged in Thailand against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, with the opposition Democrat Party bringing a no-confidence vote against her in Parliament today.

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva criticized the prime minister for various offenses on Tuesday, and cited as one example an expensive government rice subsidy program. It is unlikely the censure debate will result in passage of a no-confidence vote because the Parliament is controlled by the prime minister's Pheu Thai Party.

Protests have increased in recent days despite the prime minister's enactment of an Internal Security Law to impose curfews, close roads, stop vehicles, and restrict entrance to buildings.

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