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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Prime Minister Of Thailand Resigns, Calls For Unity

By Scott McLean

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on nationwide television the evening of April 4 announced his resignation but said he would remain in the position until a successor was chosen to replace him.

The Thai Government's Public Relations Department provided this information in a news release, explaining the Prime Minister's decision was intended to bring "national reconciliation" before the upcoming ceremonies in honor of the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne.

During the next two months foreign dignitaries will be visiting Thailand, and Thaksin said the country needs to resolve differences in order to achieve unity, according to the news release.

Over the past two months protesters demanded Thaksin resign. In addition, Sunday's election had the highest number of no votes and invalid ballots in Thailand's parliamentary history.


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