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Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat holds a "No. 1" victory pose at a news conference in Bangkok after winning the Thai general election on May 15. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)
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Thailand's moment of truth: Pita's struggle for new regime continues

Move Forward pressured to scrap proposed royal reforms as it seeks to govern

FRANCESCA REGALADO, Nikkei staff writer and DOMINIC FAULDER, Nikkei Asia associate editor | Thailand

BANGKOK -- As Pita Limjaroenrat took the stage in a brightly colored shirt at Bangkok's Pride parade on Sunday, June 4, supporters were confused about how to address the 42-year-old politician. Some called out, "Mr. Prime Minister!" while their friends cautioned, "I don't think you can call him that yet."

Even after leading his party to a historic election victory in Thailand three weeks ago, Pita is still campaigning. He has to.

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