Tuesday, October 7, 2008

T V - October 7, 2008; Thai Clashes

Thailand's deputy Prime Minister resigns after accepting responsibility for clashes between police and anti-government protesters.

Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh's resignation is a further blow to Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat who has struggled to defuse a four-month street campaign against his government. Yongchaiyudh was the government's top negotiator with the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), a coalition group that accuses Wongsawat of being a political proxy for former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

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