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Oust me by voting, Yingluck urges opponents

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told foreign media Friday that the easy way to bring her down is casting the ballot in the coming election as other unconstitutional ways could not fix up the problems.

She told representatives of 15 foreign media on the on-going situation that if the country could pass through the February 2 election, the political conflict would be over.

Massive anti-government protest in the capital called Yingluck to step down ahead of the election paving the way for outsiders to set up care taking government to reform the country.

Asked if isn’t it time for the Shinawatra family to distant itself from Thai politics and shouldn’t she resign now for the good of the country, Yingluck said: "I’m here because my duty as caretaker prime minister until new government is elected. Cannot say I just step down. Using vote in election is the best way."

She urged all conflicting parties to sit together to explore the way out and the protesters' proposal could not be done constitutionally.

The coup, if any, to topple her government, would not be a solution. The government would do its best to maintain peace and order in the country, she said.

Asked if she consulted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, her brother about the situation, she said she did not but kept talking only with her deputies and security team.


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