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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand's embattled prime minister has no plan to quit, for now

Prayuth Chan-ocha believes the electoral arithmetic is on his side

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha doesn't "know how to handle the situation," a Thai military expert said, "so [he] resorted to the usual harsh tactics."   © Reuters

COLOMBO -- Beleaguered Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is dipping into his political capital to outmaneuver his increasingly emboldened adversaries, the youth-led anti-government protesters who have mounted daily rallies in Bangkok and smaller cities across the country, urging him to resign.

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