Geordie becomes new Thai PM

by duncanr

Newcastle-born, Abhisit Vejjajiva has been elected the new Prime Minister of Thailand – the 3rd to hold that position in 4 months.

The result was unsure right to the end, despite a defector from the ruling People Power Party taking 35 MPs with him to support Mr Abhisit and the Democrat party.

Thai newspapers reported that Mr Abhisit’s party had sequestered a number of the defecting politicians in hotels on Sunday night to ensure they were not wooed backed to the former government coalition, aligned with Thaksin, the deposed and exiled telecoms billionaire owner of the Manchester City football club.

[it is not reported what team Abhisit Vejjajiva supports]

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