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Prime minister: No fast end to impasse

Thailand's prime minister said Saturday that she will not cling to power and that she is ready to resign and dissolve Parliament if all parties agree to hold new elections. But Yingluck Shinawatra acknowledged that the leader of the biggest demonstrations in years has rejected all of those things, and said she sees no quick end to her country's political impasse. The only way forward, she said, is to talk.

"Our door is still open" to dialogue, Shinawatra Yingluck said in an interview with foreign journalists at her office at Government House, which protesters who briefly swept into a few days earlier.

Thailand has been hit repeatedly by bouts of political turmoil, many of them violent, since the army overthrew then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck's older brother, in 2006. The protesters are led by former lawmaker Suthep Thaugsuban, who accuses the government of corruption and incompetence. - AP