FORA.tv Speaker - Abhisit Vejjajiva

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Biography

Abhisit Vejjajiva is the Prime Minister of Thailand. Abhisit was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England to a family of Thai physicians. He was educated at Eton and Oxford and successfully ran for MP of Bangkok under the Democrat Party following the 1991 NPKC military coup. He quickly rose through party ranks before failing in a bid to become party leader in 2001. He was appointed party leader after the Democrat Party's overwhelming defeat in the 2005 elections. Abhisit married Dr Pimpen Sakuntabhai, a former dentist and now a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics at Chulalongkorn University. They have two children.

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Rebooting the Global Economy

01.31.09 | 01:07:20 min | 5 comments