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Thai budget debate raises hopes for stability, but questions remain

Thailand's government passed its first test surprisingly easily.

Three days of debate over the introduction of its first draft budget last week culminated in a Lower House vote which passed with 251 votes in the 500-seat chamber.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2019, with the headline 'Thai budget debate raises hopes for stability, but questions remain'. Print Edition | Subscribe