Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Thaksin to Consider Stepping Down.

Thaksin Shinawatra has said he would consider temporarily stepping down as Thailand's prime minister, amid mounting protests in the capital to demand his resignation over corruption allegations.

Thaksin did not elaborate on when, and for how long he might step down.

He made his comments on Tuesday in northeastern Thailand while campaigning for snap elections he has called for 2 April in hopes of refreshing his mandate and deflating the country's growing anti-government movement.

When asked by a reporter whether he would be taking a break from the prime minister's position, he said: "It is a good proposal and I am considering this.

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