Hopes fade of calmer political climate

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The Bangkok Post

After brief yet fierce political turbulence, it seems Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has consolidated power in the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), with hope of another term as premier. His series of field trips to PPRP-controlled areas — as if to convince people he is now in full control — is seen as a sign of a new political game with a House dissolution on the horizon, now that he is more confident of his political advantage. His confidence is derived at least partially from a pledge of support from Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, in his capacity as PPRP leader, who declared two weeks ago tha…

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