Thai court rules PM must step down, with no end to turmoil in sight

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai court found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty on Wednesday of violating the constitution and said she had to step down, although ministers not implicated in the case can remain in office.

The decision is bound to anger her supporters, but the survival of her government could take the sting out of protests they had planned for the weekend and may make confrontation with opposing groups less likely.

Yingluck has faced six months of protests in the capital, Bangkok, aimed at toppling her government. The anti-government protesters have failed to achieve their aim in the street but turned t…
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