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Abhisit Vejjajiva

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Date of Birth: 08/03/1964

Age: 52

Birth Place: Newcastle

Citizenship: Thailand

Background

He studied at Oxford University, received a bachelor`s degree in philosophy, politics and economics, graduated from the University with a master`s degree in economics.

Abhisit Vejjajiva was born on August 3, 1964 in Newcastle, UK) in a family of physicians teaching. His family belongs to the Thai elite for over three centuries.

As a teenager, he went to school with the name of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Later he attended school for boys in the UK, and then entered the Royal College of Eton, which is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Europe.

He studied at Oxford University, received a bachelor`s degree in philosophy, politics and economics, graduated from the University with a master`s degree in economics.

Influenced by his father, in 1991, appointed to the post of Deputy Minister of Health of Thailand, Abhisit became one of the youngest parliamentarians in Thailand, entered the National Assembly of the Democratic Party in 1992.

Thanks to its excellent education, disposing appearance and firm grip, Abhisit quickly climbed the ladder of political career in the Democratic Party. He started as a press secretary to the Minister`s office of the Prime Minister.

In 2005, he took the place of the retired head of the Democratic Party.

To run for the post of prime minister in the early 2006 elections, declaring the main points of his campaign to end the war in southern Thailand, insurgents, health care reform and access to education for the population. However, the elections have been declared illegal, followed by a military coup in the country.

In December 2008, during the long fierce political struggle Vejjajiva won election as prime minister. His campaign promises concerned the interests of not only the rural population, but also middle-class residents, as well as businessmen.

It is believed that the style of leadership Vejjajiva became even stiffer than before and is bordered by the dictatorship. During his term Media censorship has increased several times.

World economic crisis of 2008 had further aggravated the situation in Thailand, causing the gain of the internal political crisis of the country. Foreign analysts have come kvyvodu that Abhisit is unlikely to cope with the surging flow problems. The prosecution of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra that Abhisit was involved in a military coup three years ago and aggravated the situation. After the collapse of the East Asia Summit, to be held in April 2009 in Pattaya, it was the state of emergency, and the opposition demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Vejjajiva and the government. Abhisit said that the situation in the country under the control of the government, and he did not leave his post until the end of the term.

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