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Thailand just can't quit populism

Even if elections clear the political air, country will struggle to reshape economy

| Thailand
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's junta is resorting to populist policies.   © Reuters

Thailand's leaders make it all too easy for economists on the hunt for populists.

That, unfortunately, includes the current military regime, which grabbed power in 2014 to stabilize one of Asia's most-promising economies politically and lay the basis for future growth.

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