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Thai opposition leader calls for PM Yingluck to resign

Thailand's opposition leader yesterday refused to commit to elections mooted for July, instead calling for premier Yingluck Shinawatra to resign before new polls.

Launching his proposal, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva urged Ms Yingluck and her Cabinet to resign to make way for an interim administration which would oversee a debate on reforms.

It would then hold a referendum on the reform proposals with elections six months later, he told reporters, without directly saying whether or not his party would participate in the July poll.

"Yingluck should make the sacrifice of withdrawing from power," he said. - AFP.