Impeachment verdict of ousted Thai PM could test fragile calm

January 21, 2015 9:19 PM

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Impeachment verdict of ousted Thai PM could test fragile calm

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army-stacked parliament will vote in an impeachment hearing against ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday, testing a fragile calm between the rural poor and the royalist establishment backed by the Bangkok middle class.

A guilty verdict on the charge of dereliction of duty could see Yingluck, Thailand's first female prime minister, banned from politics for five years.

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