February 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2005, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p2
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This article informs that Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra remains strong favourite to be re-elected in country's forthcoming general election, to be held on February 6, 2005. Yet Thaksin's aim, to win 400 of the 500 seats in parliament, which seemed possible a year ago, now appears unlikely, after a series of mishaps, including the continued unrest in southern Thailand, the outbreaks of bird flu, and allegations of corruption, has dented his support. However, the PM's chances received a boost following his competent and energetic handling of the December 26, 2004, tsunami.


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