Rival party resigns in Thai parliament

Spokesman calls body ‘illegitimate’

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 2 a.m.

Democrat leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks along with his party members during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The main opposition party announced it was resigning from parliament to protest what it called "the illegitimacy" of the government. The move deepens the country's latest political crisis a day before new street demonstrations that many fear could turn violent. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

BANGKOK — Thailand’s main opposition party resigned from the nation’s parliament on Sunday to protest what it called “the illegitimacy” of an elected government with which it can no longer work.

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