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Somsak backs down in censure fight

PM, Charupong face grillings next week

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House Speaker Somsak Kiatsuranon yesterday agreed to include the opposition's censure motion on the House agenda, easing a standoff with the Democrat Party which accused him of aiding the government. 

Last Friday the Democrats submitted a motion for a no-confidence debate against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan. The party also submitted a petition seeking the removal of Ms Yingluck, Mr Charupong and Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi from office.

Mr Somsak, however, initially refused to include the motion on the House agenda.

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