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Thai election

Five things to know a week after the Thai election

Political deadlock foreseen as all sides await official results

If Thailand's power struggle turns into a political deadlock, the key Southeast Asian economy could suffer serious consequences.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- A week has passed since voters in Thailand finally had their say, casting ballots in the kingdom's first general election in eight years. It was a closely watched event around the globe: Would Thailand return to a democratic path, or remain under the rule of a military junta and its allies?

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