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Thai election

Thai pro-junta party promises 6% growth, leader says

Uttama shows confidence ahead of elections but keeps door open for coalition

Uttama Savanayana tells the Nikkei Asian Review that his Palang Pracharat Party "would work with parties that ... would [not] damage the country." (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

BANGKOK -- The leader of the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party expressed confidence that his camp's plan to nurture agricultural technologies, more varied tourism and a healthy startup ecosystem will stoke economic growth of 6% per year, considerably higher than Thailand's recent GDP figures.

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