31 May '11, 7am

DTN Thailand: Former Thai PM: No plans to return to leadership: Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra sa...

SYDNEY (AP) — Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said he has no plans to return to leadership, and he predicted his sister will lead the nation's opposition party to victory in upcoming elections. The battle between Yingluck Shinawatra, the opposition Pheu Thai Party's candidate for prime minister, and incumbent Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is expected to be close when the country heads to the polls July 3. "According to the polls of many institutions, including our interim report, we are confident that we are winning," Thaksin told Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s "Lateline" program on Monday in an interview at his Dubai home. Thaksin was deposed by a military coup in 2006 after being accused of corruption and disrespecting the nation's king. He fled the country to escape a prison sentence for violating a conflict of interest law — a court decision he says w...

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