Abhisit is Thailand's best hope

In our most recent web poll readers vote strongly in favour of prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva as the best person to solve Thailand's entrenched political stalemate.
Red-shirted Thaksin supporters face off with riot police
Red-shirted Thaksin supporters face off with riot police

Thailand's future rests on the survival of Abhisit Vejjajiva as the country's prime minister, according to FinanceAsia readers. In our web poll last week, respondents voted strongly in favour of Abhisit as the person most capable to lead Thailand out of its political impasse.

Red-shirted supporters of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra have caused mayhem on the streets of Bangkok during the past month, culminating in violent clashes with police and the army just before the national holiday of Songkran -- normally a time when Thais and tourists alike are celebrating the end of the dry season with mass water fights.

The protests have continued through the holiday. Yesterday, the army was called in...

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