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By-election wins put Thai ruling coalition on firmer ground

But govt must ensure stability, fix country's economic woes to stay in power, say analysts

Thailand's wobbly coalition government could stay in power longer than initially expected and complete its full four-year term, which would be a rare achievement in the country, analysts said.

The fortunes of the 16-party coalition have brightened recently, after two significant poll wins.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2019, with the headline 'By-election wins put Thai ruling coalition on firmer ground'. Subscribe