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Thai protesters to 'appoint new government': spokesman

  • Supporters of Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra react as she arrives at the Permanent Secretary of Defence office in Bangkok May 7, 2014. A Thai court found Yingluck guilty of violating the constitution on Wednesday and said she had to step down, throwing the country into further political turmoil, although ministers not implicated in her case can remain in office. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

  • Anti-government supporters celebrate after hearing that the Constitutional Court dismissed Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office, as protesters rally in a march in Bangkok on May 7, 2014.(AFP/ Nicolas ASFOURI)

BANGKOK: Thai protesters who have massed on Bangkok's streets for six months said Thursday they will appoint a new government, following the removal of Premier Yingluck Shinawatra by a court.

"Tomorrow (Friday) we will take steps towards appointing a new government," protest spokesman Akanat Promphan told AFP, adding the ruling party's new prime minister has no "legitimacy."

 
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