Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Top News

Yingluck ordered to quit as Thailand's prime minister

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 00:45

May 7 - Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is ordered to step down by a court which finds her guilty of abusing constitution. Paul Chapman reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Yingluck Shinawatra wasn't in court to hear the judge Bangkok order her to step down as prime minister. She's been found guilty of violating the constitution. The court said she'd abused her position by shifting the national security chief to another post in 2011 so a relative could benefit from subsequent moves. Yingluck, seen here in file footage, had denied any wrongdoing. The decision is likely to anger her supporters but the government's survival could take the sting out of protests planned for the weekend. They have accused the Constitutional Court of bias because of frequent rulings against the government. In 2008 it forced the departure from office of two prime ministers linked to Yingluck's brother Thaksin.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Yingluck ordered to quit as Thailand's prime minister

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 00:45