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Thai Assembly Votes Itself the Power to Impeach Politicians, Sideline Critics

Thailand's military-dominated legislature gave itself the power to impeach political office holders on Thursday, edging a step closer to rooting out the influence of controversial former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The army seized power on May 22 in a bid to restore order and kick-start Southeast Asia's second-largest economy after months of political infighting that killed nearly 30 people. The junta, formally known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has...

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