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Thai election

Five things to know as Thai election race enters final month

There's still time for more twists after princess's disqualification

An anti-government protester in Bangkok in 2014: The junta designed Thailand's election system to prevent political unrest, but there are no guarantees.    © Reuters

BANGKOK -- The run-up to Thailand's first general election in eight years has already been full of drama and surprises -- and there is still a month to go.

Here are answers to five burning questions about the country's rocky return to democracy after five years of military rule.

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