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Color-Coded Thai Political Standoff Ends in Military Coup

Increasingly violent protests that now define Thailand's political gridlock first erupted in 2008, when conservative, urban elites known as "Yellow Shirts" campaigned to oust a government led by so-called "Red Shirt" allies of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.   That year, two successive pro-Thaksin prime ministers were removed from office by Thai courts over election law challenges. Those ousters allowed the Senate to appoint Oxford-educated Prime...

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