Thai court ousts Prime Minister Yingluck

By Chico Harlan, May 7, 2014

Thailand’s prime minister was removed from office Wednesday in an abuse-of-power court ruling that leaves a politically riven country in deeper danger of chaos and further violence.

The Constitutional Court decision marked a sudden and divisive swing in Thailand’s long-running and damaging power struggle. The ouster of Yingluck Shinawatra and part of her cabinet gashes Thailand’s executive branch at a time when the main parties in the fragile democracy have not been able to agree on elections or a way forward.

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