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Turbulent Thailand

Thai PM survives 3rd no-confidence vote over COVID response

Five ministers stay in office: Prayuth rejects dissolution or cabinet shuffle

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan speak at Parliament during a confidence vote on Prayuth and five cabinet members in Bangkok, on Sept. 4, 2021.    © AP

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha survived his third no-confidence vote on Saturday, along with five of his ministers, with critics mostly focused on their poor handling of the country's COVID-19 crisis.

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