Thailand opposition party resigned en masse from the Parliament

Dec 9, 2013 12:00 IST

The members of the opposition party (Democrat Party) of Thailand resigned en masse from the Parliament on 8 December 2013 to protest a Government claimed by them as illegitimate. The opposition party of Thailand can’t work in the legislature anymore because the government is no longer accepted by the people. This will bring in a political crisis in the country.

The opposition party has aligned with the anti-government protesters, who have staged the biggest rally of the country in the years. These demonstrations began in November 2013 and aims to oust Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra from the office.

Yingluck Shinawatra won the elections in 2011. The opposition party Democrats has not won an election, since 1992. Democrat Party has won most of the seats on the Parliament in 1948, 1976 and 1992 but has never won an outright Parliamentary majority.

Earlier, in 2006, Thaksin Shinawatra, the brother of the Yingluck was overthrown in a military coup.

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