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Thai opposition leader wins PM vote

Thailand's parliament began a special session to vote for a new prime minister, with opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva the front-runner to head up a shaky coalition government.

world Updated: Dec 15, 2008 09:54 IST

Thailand's opposition Democrat Party leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, won a thin majority in a parliamentary vote to be the country's 27th prime minister on Monday.