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Thai Premier Calls For Elections, But Protests Continue

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December 09, 2013 AT 3:48 AM
Facing volatile street protests and the mass resignation from Parliament of the main opposition party, Thailand’s prime minister on Monday called for fresh elections, the latest in a series of attempts to defuse anger against her political party and her powerful family. “Let the people decide the direction of the country and who the governing majority will be,” the prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, said in a televised statement on Monday morning. But the call for elections, which are not due until 2015, did not satisfy protest leaders who led tens of thousands of demonstrators through the streets of Bangkok on Monday. By midafternoon, the police said the number of protesters had reached well above 100,000 people