Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has easily won a no-confidence vote in parliament where her party holds a commanding majority.
With the country in the midst of widening anti-government protests she immediately made a plea for national unity.
But her call is unlikely to be heeded with protest leaders ruling out talks with the government.
Thousands of Thais have for several days, marched on government buildings attempting to paralyse the running of the country.
Critics of the premier accuse her of being a puppet of her brother Thaksin. A proposed bill granting the exiled former leader amnesty for a graft conviction triggered the current unrest.