Thai parliament appoints new premier

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Members of Thailand’s parliament have named the leader of the erstwhile opposition Democrat party to be the country’s new prime minister.

Abhisit Vejjajiva’s election on Monday follows months of protests that subsided only after the country’s Constitutional Court removed from power the People Power party (PPP) linked to ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

Al Jazeera’s Selina Downes has more from Bangkok.

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