Abhisit Vejjajiva


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Abhisit Vejjajiva

(äpē`sĭt wāchä`chēwä), 1964–, Thai politician, prime minister of Thailand (2008–11), b. Newcastle, England. Born into a wealthy Thai-Chinese family, Abhisit was educated in England and Thailand and held several British and Thai university teaching posts prior to entering politics. In 1992 he joined Thailand's Democrat party and won a parliamentary seat. Deputy party leader from 1999, he ran unsuccessfully for the party leadership post in 2001 but was elected party leader four years later. A longstanding opponent of corruption, he objected to the 2006 coup that deposed Prime Minister Thaksin ShinawatraThaksin Shinawatra
, 1949–, Thai business executive and political leader, b. Chiang Mai. Born into a wealthy merchant family, he went into the Thai police service in 1973 and continued his criminal-justice education in the United States.
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, his political opponent. In Dec., 2008, after two of Thaksin's allies had been removed as prime minister by court decisions, Abhisit and the opposition Democrats secured the opportunity to form a government. His government faced serious challenges in the streets from Thaksin supporters seeking to force him to resign, and it was defeated in the 2011 elections by Yingluck ShinawatraYingluck Shinawatra
1967–, Thai business executive and political leader, first female prime minister of Thailand (2011–14), grad. Chiang Mai Univ. (B.A., 1988), Kentucky State Univ. (M.P.A., 1991).
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, Thaksin's sister, and the For Thais party. In 2013 Abhisit was charged with murder for issuing orders to security forces during demonstrations in 2010 that led to shooting deaths, but the criminal court dismissed the charges after Yingluck's government was overthrown. He stepped down as party leader in 2019 after the party did poorly in the general election.
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Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the government and opposition, urging compromise to restore stability, Reuters reported.
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The party's leader, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, announced the boycott after a meeting of party executives, saying the decision was made in order to ensure that Thailand's government will "represent the people once again." A spokesman for the ruling party said the Democrats were guided by the knowledge that they knew they would lose the election.
BANGKOK (CyHAN)- Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago, prosecutors said.
BANGKOK (TAP) - Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been formally charged with the murder in connection with a crackdown on demonstrators in 2010.
Thai Democrat leader and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (centre) waves with Democrat party advisory chairman and former prime minister Chuan Leekpai (right) as they lead about 1,000 supporters and other Democrat parliamentarians in a protest march to the Thai Parliament yesterday.
Opposition Democrat lawmakers, including the former prime minister and current party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, led supporters to the barricades some 200 meters (yards) from the legislature gates in a tense stand-off with police over whether the rally would be let through.
Thai judicial authorities on Thursday formally accused opposition Democrat Party leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of indirectly causing deaths in 2010 during a crackdown on riots in the Thai capital.
L'ancien Premier ministre thailandais Abhisit Vejjajiva a ete inculpe pour meurtre hier jeudi pour sa responsabilite dans la mort d'un civil abattu par l'armee lors des manifestations de 2010, un dossier symbole de la fracture politique qui menace constamment d'embraser le royaume.
THAI law enforcement authorities have decided to file a murder charge against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in the first prosecutions of officials related to a deadly 2010 crackdown on anti-government protests.