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Despite protests in the tens of thousands that resulted in government buildings held hostage, Thailand’s parliament kept Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in power by a large margin (297-134). Police now count the protesters at 15,000, which is small compared to the multitudes last week. The protesters oppose Yingluck because she is the sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister, who fled in 2008 before being convicted of abuse of power.