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Thai PM Steps Down


Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says he will step down as leader of his Democrat Party.

The announcement comes a day after the party lost to the opposition Puea Thai Party led by Yingluck Shinawatra.

The 44-year-old businesswoman who wasn't even in politics two months ago is set to become Thailand's first female prime minister.

Her brother is the fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

compiled from agency reports
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