19 Mar '11, 5am

Thai PM scrapes through no-confidence vote

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva narrowly survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote on Saturday, ensuring his government remains in office in the run-up to what is likely to be a close election. Abhisit was backed by 249 lawmakers, or 52 percent 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 number of votes against the Oxford-educated premier could reflect some dissatisfaction within his fractious six-party coalition, which his Democrat Party heads with a slim majority. It is not, however, seen as an indication of his public support ahead of a parliamentary election expected by July. Analysts say the poll is expected to be a close race between Abhisit's Democrats and the opposition Puea Thai Part...

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