19 Mar '11, 11am

DTN

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva survived a no-confidence motion on Saturday brought by opposition lawmakers seeking to inflict damage ahead of upcoming elections. Abhisit won the vote following a four-day censure debate, in which the opposition Puea Thai party accused his administration of corruption, policy failures and human rights violations -- charges the government denies. The victory -- the third such censure motion that Abhisit has faced down since 2009 -- means the current ruling coalition can remain in office in the lead up to a fierce poll battle expected in late June or early July. About 20,000 anti-government "Red Shirts" gathered peacefully in Bangkok on Saturday, police said, for the latest in a series of rallies -- an indication of the deep divisions in Thai society as the general election approaches. Abhisit, who won 249 votes to 184 against him with ...

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