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Thai election

Thailand caught in power struggle as Prayuth forms coalition cabinet

His position secured, the PM will now find it hard to satisfy demands of supporters

Prayuth Chan-ocha begins his second term as Thailand's prime minister. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

BANGKOK -- Junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha assumed his second term as Thailand's prime minister on Thursday after successfully negotiating last-minute deals with other political parties to secure their backing, but analysts said he may find it a lot harder to govern this time round.

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