PM announces dissolution of parliament

Monday, 09 December 2013 By  NNT

BANGKOK, 9 December 2013 Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced the dissolution of parliament amid the increasing pressure from the anti-government demonstrators. 

The Prime Minister made an official statement through the Television Pool of Thailand, announcing the dissolution of parliament, while calling for elections as soon as possible following a wave of anti-government demonstrations in various locations in Bangkok.

She said she did not want to see any more casualties in the country as she decided to give the power back to the people and let the people decide.

Despite the government’s proposal to seek solutions through talks and negotiations, the demonstrators did not want to go along with idea. Therefore, the best way to resolve the situation is to dissolve the parliament, she added.

At this stage, Miss Yingluck will stand as caretaker until the new elections are held.

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