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Prayuth to run against deputy as Thailand primes for elections

Move Forward Party to campaign on constitutional reform

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, holds hands with Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan during a blessing ahead of the Songkran festival in 2019.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- The lineup for Thailand's general election is taking shape, with the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) designating prime minister candidates over the weekend.

While the nominations are not official until parliament ends its term and the Election Commission declares the beginning of campaign season, the PPRP announced on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan would be its only candidate.

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