Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) joins her hands in a traditional greeting as she arrives at the parliament in Bangkok on November 28, 2012. Yingluck easily survived a no-confidence vote on November 28 orchestrated by her opponents in parliament who accused her of failing to crack down on graft. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra easily survives a no-confidence vote engineered by her opponents in parliament. Thailand’s first female premier, Yingluck won 308 of the 467 votes, securing support even from outside her coalition. The opposition accuses her of failing to crack down on corruption and of being the puppet of her brother, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin was ousted by royalist generals in a coup in 2006. He resides abroad to avoid a jail sentence for corruption charges. Thaksin says the charges were politically motivated.

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