Thai prime minister clings to power despite ongoing protests
Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has said she will not step down from power. For weeks, protesters have called for her to resign, saying they want to replace her with a “people’s prime minister.” Her party has been accused of corruption. But Shinawatra says she needs to remain in power until new elections are held in February. Michael Montesano, a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, gives us an update on the political turmoil in Thailand.
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