Turmoil in Thailand: PM Yingluck easily survives no-confidence vote

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote against her, the House Speaker said.

"Prime Minister Yingluck won the vote of confidence," said Mr Somsak Kiatsuranont, with 297 lawmakers voting in her favour and 134 against.

The vote follows mass street protests in Bangkok by opposition protesters seeking to topple Ms Yingluck's elected government.