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Chavalit will resign (r)
- Subject: Chavalit will resign (r)
- From: eyar@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 19:23:00
THAI P.M SAYS HE WILL RESIGN
Sydney Morning Herald (4/11/97)
Thailand's embattled Prime Minister, Mr Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, announced
yesterday that he would resign later this week to make way for a new
leader, ending months of speculation over his future.
Mr Chavalit, who has been in power for 11 months, said he would seek an
audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday to inform him of his
The announcement came as hundreds of protesters rallied in Bangkok for
the second day demanding Mr Chavalit's resignation, and the Thai baht
plummeted to a record low against the United States dollar.