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Thaksin no longer scares Thailand's establishment

Ex-prime minister's return and pardon accepted as price of keeping reform at bay

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Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat with supporters in Bangkok on July 9: The party and the new Thailand it stands for are seen as the greatest threats to the establishment.   © Reuters

Thitinan Pongsudhirak is a professor in the political science faculty of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and a senior fellow at its Institute of Security and International Studies.

Thailand's new government, led by the Pheu Thai Party's Srettha Thavisin as prime minister, has finally taken office more than three months after the country's historic election.

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