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Thai Parliament Convenes to Elect New Prime Minister

Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of Thailand's ruling military junta, is widely expected to be elected prime minister when the country's new Parliament convenes for the first time Wednesday.  Prayuth has the backing of a coalition led by the pro-army Palang Pracharat party, which won over 100 seats in the 500-seat House of Representatives after winning the popular vote in the March 24 general election. He is also expected to receive votes from the 250-seat Senate, whose members...

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