Legislator Impeaches Former Premier Yingluck Shinawatra

January 23, 2015 5:50 AM

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Legislator Impeaches Former Premier Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand’s military-stacked legislature voted en mass on Friday to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was deposed through a court ruling days before the Kingdom’s armed forces launched a full-scale putsch on May 22.

The junta-backed National Legislative Assembly voted by a margin of 190 to 18, with 11 absentions, to impeach Thailand’s first female premier over a controversial rich-pledging scheme her administration passed after her landslide victory at the polls in 2011.

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