Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thaksin Out!

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Thailand's embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he is stepping down, and has urged Thais to re-unite after months of political crisis.

23 January: Thaksin sells 49.6% family stake in telecoms company Shin Corp
4 February: 50,000 attend rally in Bangkok demanding Thaksin's resignation; similar rallies continue in the capital
24 February: Thaksin dissolves parliament and calls snap election
27 February: Three main opposition parties say they will boycott the polls
2 April: Thais vote for new government amid opposition boycott
3 April: Thaksin says his Thai Rak Thai party has won more than 50% of vote
4 April: Thaksin says he will step down

"Thai prime minister to step aside" BBC.

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