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Thai prime minister asks monarchy to dissolve parliament
Thai prime minister asks monarchy to dissolve parliament

NEW DELHI — In the latest twist of Thailand's political crisis, beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday that she had petitioned the monarchy to dissolve parliament and hold new elections as a fresh wave of protesters descended on her offices and called on her to quit. Yingluck's move came in response to the main opposition Democrat Party, which raised the stakes by resigning from parliament en masse Sunday after several days of relative calm in the capital, Bangkok. It contends the government is illegitimate. "The government doesn't want the country and the Thai people to suffer more losses," Yingluck said in a speech aired on state...

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