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Thailand's military is big election winner

But power may still elude ex-general Prayuth as skewed polls fail to subdue opposition

| Thailand
Prayuth Chan-ocha will lose his previous absolute powers under the new parliamentary framework. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura) 

If Thailand's 2014 coup was Part One of an effort by the military junta and its royal and aristocratic allies to consolidate and sustain power, then the March 24, 2019 elections represented Part Two.

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