14 Jun '11, 10am

Thai PM fears instability if opposition wins vote via @Ziteapp

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Tuesday Thailand's election was a tight race but his party could still win despite opinion polls showing it falling behind, and he predicted a new wave of political instability if the opposition formed the next government. In an interview with Reuters, he acknowledged his party was slipping behind in the race against the opposition Puea Thai Party led by Yingluck Shinawatra, 43-year-old sister of self-exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. "It is still a very tight race. We have fallen behind slightly," he said. Asked to elaborate on what he saw as the risks if the opposition prevailed in the election on July 3, he said: "Ruining the rule of law, causing instability and therefore a loss of economic opportunity." Abhisit said it was still possible that his Democrat Party could win as many as 200 of the a...

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