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Thailand cabinet sworn in, revealing Pheu Thai's horse trading

Srettha's party to handle defense, economy but gives prized posts to conservatives

Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin appears at Government House after a royal audience ceremony to swear the oath of allegiance in Bangkok on Sept. 5. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his cabinet were sworn in on Tuesday, allowing his Pheu Thai Party to begin working on its lofty economic promises after a three-month post-election political vacuum.

At the top of the new government's objectives will be attempting an immediate reduction in fuel prices and electricity bills from September, as well as Pheu Thai's signature policy of a 10,000 baht ($282) digital handout to all citizens aged 16 and over.

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