Thai Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament.

Wednesday's vote came after a censure debate, and four days after a demonstration by thousands of anti-government protesters.

The opposition is outnumbered in parliament, however, and lawmakers voted 308 to 159 to keep Yingluck in power. One deputy premier and other two ministers also comfortably survived no-confidence votes.

Among the issues brought up against Yingluck and other ministers were alleged irregularities in the government's rice-pledging scheme, flood management budget, canal-dredging projects and the procurement of combat systems on two navy frigates.

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung was also accused of serving the interests of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck's brother. Thaksin was ousted in a 2006 coup and lives in self-imposed exile following a corruption conviction.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 181125211 - kolotv.com/a?a=181125211
Gray Television, Inc.