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Thai Prime Minister proposes referendum; Thai opposition party resigns from parliament

Updated: 2013-12-09 AM 6:28:01 (KST)
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Amid the deepening political unrest in Thailand, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has proposed holding a referendum to resolve the conflicts in her country.
In a televised statement on Sunday, she said she'd follow the will of what the majority of people want.
Her offer came as she rejected protesters' demands to form a people’s council, saying it was not constitutional.
She said she could resign if the majority of Thais agree with the proposal to set up the council.
Meanwhile,.., Thailand's main opposition party has walked out of parliament,.. saying it can no longer work with what it calls a 'illegitimate government.'
Protesters have been on the streets for weeks, and surrounded government offices in Bangkok, calling for the Prime Minister to step down, accusing her of being a proxy for her exiled brother and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.


Reporter : jiwonpark@arirang.co.kr

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