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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand in power vacuum as court rules February’s election results invalid

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:46pm by Reuters

    ... government and leaving the country in political limbo. The court judges ruled by six votes to three that the February 2 election was unconstitutional because voting failed to take place on the same ... parties to decide together when best to set the new election date," said Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, an Election Commission member. Anti-government protesters had stopped voting in about a fifth ...

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    Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces rice-subsidy hearing after Senate vote

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 07:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Balance of power in Thailand's Senate at stake in vote that could decide the fate of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Yingluck faces rice-subsidy hearing after Senate poll Thais voted yesterday for half of the country's 150-seat Senate in a key test for Yingluck Shinawatra's troubled government. The prime minister is due to defend herself ...

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    Thai junta leader appointed new prime minister by hand-picked parliament

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:51am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Overwhelming vote sees sole candidate bolster the military's grip on power Junta leader steps into job as new Thai PM Three months after overthrowing ... the military's grip on power. Thailand's legislature voted overwhelmingly yesterday to name General Prayuth Chan-ocha to the new job. There was little doubt over the outcome since Prayuth ...

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    Murder charges against former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva dismissed

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... particularly in favour of the Bangkok-based elite who revile Thaksin and his allies. Abhisit and Suthep both denied charges of issuing orders that resulted in murder and attempted murder ...

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    Thailand vows leniency on families caught up in surrogacy controversy

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AFP

    ... to introduce a law that could result in 10 years' jail for anyone found guilty of involvement in the trade. In the past few weeks fertility clinics have been raided and some have been closed down. ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai legislature meets for first time after appointment by military junta after coup

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:53pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... an elected government and parliament in a May 22 coup. More than half of the new lawmakers hold military ranks. In their inaugural meeting, they voted unanimously to elect former Harvard-educated ...

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    Thai protesters fuel tensions by blocking voters

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:42am by AFP

    ... family's decade-long winning streak at the ballot box. But widespread disruption to voting meant that the results were not expected for weeks at least. And few believe the polls will end ... election in 2011, Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai party won 265 seats with 48 per cent of the vote, while the Democrats got 159 seats with 35 per cent. Turnout was 75 per cent.   The results ...

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    Protesting Thai reader of Orwell's 1984 dragged off by police in Bangkok

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AP

    ... playing the French national anthem on his smartphone. Another of the arrests was of a woman wearing a T-shirt with the words "Respect My Vote" on it. The phrase became popular among ...

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    Thai protesters rally against PM ahead of Senate vote

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thousands rally in Bangkokahead of vote to elect Senate Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters rallied across Bangkok in their latest bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra before today's crucial vote to elect a new Senate. Waving flags and blowing whistles, the protesters marched from Lumpini Park in the capital's business ...

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    Re-run elections held in 5 Thailand provinces after disruptions last month

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by Reuters

    ... raised tension in Bangkok before the original February 2 general election. Watch: Thailand election re-runs pass peacefully Whatever the result, the vote alone cannot restore stability ... Reuters in Bangkok Polls re-run in provinces hit by disruptions Thailand held re-run elections in five provinces where voting was disrupted in last month's poll by anti-government ...




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