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Populist curse hangs over Thai economy as public awaits election

Agriculture, education and labor reforms will fill next leadership's to-do list

MASAYUKI YUDA and APORNRATH PHOONPHONGPHIPHAT, Nikkei staff writers | Thailand

BANGKOK -- A nostalgic farmer in northeastern Thailand symbolizes how populism has gummed up the gears of the economy -- a pressing challenge for whatever government emerges from the country's highly anticipated general election.

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