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Court ruling on Thai PM's tenure limit will be an opposition win, no matter the verdict

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was suspended from his duties on Aug 24. PHOTO: PRAYUTOFFICIAL/FACEBOOK
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BANGKOK - The unprecedented suspension of the Prime Minister by Thailand's highest court on Wednesday (Aug 24), pending a ruling on whether he has reached a legal term limit, has thrown the kingdom's already tumultuous political climate into greater flux.

Whichever way the Constitutional Court rules, the decision will be a blow to Mr Prayut Chan-o-cha and a win for his political opponents, said political watchers.

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