Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C, front) and her new cabinet pose for group photos in front of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 1, 2012. It's the second cabinet reshuffle since the female prime minister took office last August. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)
News Analysis: Yingluck revamps Cabinet to preempt censure in Parliament
BANGKOK, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reshuffled her Cabinet for the third time since last year, with a dozen new faces, in a move to further consolidate her power and at the same time silence her critics.
The so-called "Yingluck III" Cabinet, which was submitted to King Bhumibol Adulyadej last Thursday and approved by the Thai monarch over the weekend, has apparently pre-empted a censure motion of the opposition Democrat Party against Yingluck and her Cabinet scheduled at the end of this month. Full story