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Thai PM Yingluck forced out by Constitutional Court
The court, which is seen as an instrument of minority opposition, concluded that Ms. Yingluck had abused her power in improperly transferring an aspiring politician and security chief, Mr. Thawil Pliensri.
Ms. Yingluck, the first female Prime Minister of Thailand, had denied the accusation but was overruled by the nine male court judges.
The remaining cabinet members have nominated the commerce minister to replace Ms. Yingluck and will focus on the July 20 election despite threats by neo-fascist leader and chief of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban who has promised to disrupt polls.