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Thailand's junta dithers on democracy

BANGKOK -- It is becoming less clear when Thailand's military rulers will step aside, as some supporters call for the junta to stay in power for two more years.

Thailand's interim prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, recently indicated his willingness to extend his tenure by postponing the next year's general election.

     Some figures in the conservative camp, which is at odds with supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, are plotting to delay the as yet unscheduled general election. They aim to get the junta to keep governing longer.

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