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Thai prime minister ousted, found guilty of abuse of power
Thai prime minister ousted, found guilty of abuse of power

Thailand's prime minister was forced to resign Wednesday after the Constitutional Court found her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the country deeper into political turmoil. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was charged with abusing her authority by transferring a senior civil servant in 2011 to another position. The court ruled that the transfer was carried out with a "hidden agenda" to benefit her politically powerful family and, therefore, violated the constitution, an accusation she has denied. The court ruling marks the latest dramatic twist in Thailand's long-running political crisis. It was a victory for Yingluck's opponents who for the past...

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