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Bangkok governor election gives Prayuth headache

PM yet to find a candidate for poll seen as voter gauge ahead of key 2022 vote

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is reluctant to hold the bellwether election for governor of Bangkok, analysts say. (Photo by Vachira Vachira/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is ushering in another new year by keeping Bangkok's voters in the dark over a date for the long-delayed governor's election. He is also keeping the city guessing over another question: Will his pro-military party field a candidate for the poll?

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