Thais vote for Senate ahead of crucial deadline for PM




 
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Thais vote for Senate ahead of crucial deadline for PM
 
March 30th, 2014  
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Thais vote for Senate ahead of crucial deadline for PM
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thais voted on Sunday for half of the country's 150-seat Senate in a key test for Yingluck Shinawatra's troubled government, a day before the prime minister is due to defend herself against negligence charges over a disastrous rice subsidy scheme. Anti-government protesters are in their fifth month of a campaign to force Yingluck out and set in motion political and electoral reforms before a new general election takes place. A Senate dominated by anti-government politicians could hasten her exit. Thailand's 150-seat Senate is made up of 77 elected senators.




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