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Thailand's Prayut faces tough transition to civilian prime minister

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will have to placate 18 other political parties that have joined up with pro-military Palang Pracharath Party in order to maintain a majority in the Lower House. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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BANGKOK - "Uncle Tu" is back.

A series of meticulously crafted laws over the past five years set the stage for Thailand's former coup leader Prayut Chan-o-cha, whose nickname is Lung Tu, or Uncle Tu, to win endorsement on Wednesday (June 5) as a post-election prime minister.

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