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11 small Thai parties support army-backed candidate for PM

AP  |  Bangkok 

Eleven small political parties in have announced they will support the military-backed candidate to form the next government, seven weeks after the country's first after five years of army rule.

Their announcement Monday came after no single party won an absolute majority in the March 24 polls.

The military-backed won 115 seats in the 500-member House of Representatives, while its rival, the associated with self-exiled former Thaksin Shinawatra, won 136.

Palang Pracharath is seen as a proxy for the military, which seized power in a 2014 coup. has been in the military government, and is Palang Pracharath's candidate to remain in office as of an elected

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 19:11 IST