Thai Prime Minister faces no-confidence vote

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Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s embattled prime minister, is facing a three-day censure debate, after violent anti-government protests rocked Bangkok.

The no-confidence vote, due on Wednesday, has been called by the opposition Democrat Party. They accuse Ms Yingluck and her ruling Pheu Thai party of ongoing corruption and are questioning her links to her brother, exiled former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
“The Prime Minister has failed to govern this country as promised. She allows corruption,” said Democrat Party MP Jurin Laksanavisit at the start of the debate. “She also allows outside people to influence her and control her administration.”
Many people in Thailand regard Ms Yingluck as a proxy for Mr Thaksin, who was overthrown in a military coup in 2006 and is now based in Dubai.