Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has survived a no-confidence vote after securing the support of 52 percent of eligible voters in the Thai parliament. The number of parliamentarians who voted against the prime minister, however, hints at dissatisfaction in the six-party coalition government led by his Democrat party, the Guardian reports. Analysts said they expect Thailand’s upcoming parliamentary elections to be a close race between the Democrat party and the Puea Thai party led by ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.