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Update: Thai assembly finds former PM guilty of negligence

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Thailand's military-appointed legislature found ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of negligence on Friday.

[BANGKOK] Thailand's military-appointed legislature found ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of negligence on Friday.

A tally of votes – placed on a whiteboard in the National Legislative Assembly and broadcast live – showed 190 members voted in favour of impeachment.

The verdict carries with it a five-year ban from politics for Yingluck, who was removed from office for abuse of power days before a military coup toppled the remnants of her government in May.

The decision required three-fifths of the vote, or 132 of the 220 members of the Assembly.

AFP

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