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Thai election

Thai parties seek to balance old, new industries in economic teams

Pheu Thai and Prayuth push farm support while Move Forward makes a chip play

Thailand's incumbent Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who is running for re-election under the United Thai Nation Party banner, greets supporters during an event in Bangkok on March 25.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's leading political parties have introduced their economic teams in the week since the House of Representatives was dissolved, swinging into full campaign mode ahead of the May 14 election.

Economic advisers lining up behind Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as well as the opposition Pheu Thai and Move Forward indicate each party's policy priorities -- and where they hope to win the most votes to swing the electoral map in their favor.

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