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Turbulent Thailand

Three years on, walls start closing in on Thai leader Prayuth

Cracks form within ruling coalition as countdown to next election begins

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha may soon face another vote of no confidence.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Prayuth Chan-ocha faces an increasingly precarious position three years since he became prime minister, amid speculation that part of the ruling coalition could break ranks in an upcoming vote of no confidence.

On June 3, shortly after the lower house passed the draft fiscal 2023 budget, Prayuth said that "the overwhelming support for the bill reflects the increased stability of the government."

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