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Democrats and Bhumjaithai hold talks, sparking coalition speculation 
The political deadlock between the pro-junta and anti-military camps, with neither side having enough MPs to form a coalition, has increased speculation that the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties could perform a "kingmaker" role. 

Prayut warns horse-trading could hurt govt’s credibility
Junta chief ready to lead large coalition and implement policies of political partners

Democrats, Bhumjaithai keep next govt waiting
INDECISION BLAMED ON ‘HORSE-TRADING’, DISSATISFACTION WITH WHAT’S ON OFFER

Pro-junta bloc claims deal with Democrats, Bhumjaithai
Source says Phalang Pracharat well poised to form govt but Pheu Thai not convinced

Victim’s mother fights for justice nine years after the Wat Pathum Wanaram killings
EVENTS WERE held yesterday to mark the ninth anniversary of the killings of six people at Pathum Wanaram Temple in Bangkok during a crackdown on anti-government protesters by security forces in 2010.

Conservatives keep power in 'miracle' Australia election victory
Australia's ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections Saturday, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare: "I have always believed in miracles!"

Democrats expected to join Phalang Pracharat coalition: survey
Most people believe the new leader of the Democrat Party should lead the party to join the coalition of the Phalang Pracharat Party to support junta chief Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister, an opinion survey has found.

Thanathorn aims for PM, might be lucky to remain MP
With rival camps’ potential allies wavering over next step, EC approaches court to disqualify Future Forward leader.

Bhumjaithai to choose political marriage partner on May 20, says Anutin
Bhumjaithai party will reveal next Monday which party bloc – Phalang Pracharat or Pheu Thai – it has chosen to form government with, said its leader, Anutin Charnvirakul, yesterday.

Hot : EC urges Constitutional Court to disqualify Thanathorn
The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday decided to ask the Constitutional Court to disqualify Future Forward Party leader as he was found to have violated election law by registering his candidacy while holding shares in a media firm.

Jurin’s first challenge: keep Democrats united
New leader will have to deal with hot potato of whether to join the projunta camp or stay in opposition; Pheu Thai reaches out to him

Jurin picked to lead ailing Democrats 
Jurin Laksanawisit on Wednesday won an internal vote to become Democrat leader after Abhisit Vejjajiva resigned.

Junta loyalists pack Senate
Armed Forces and family members of top govt members dominate; pm and his deputy mum to nepotism charge.

High-ranking officers from armed forces, police account for over 100 newly appointed senators
Many of the newly appointed senators are from the ruling junta and people close to its key figures.

HM the King endorses junta-appointed senators
Scores of junta loyalists were endorsed as members of Thailand's 250-strong senate on Tuesday, packing the upper house with allies likely to vote for coup leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha's return as civilian premier after a highly disputed poll.

Anutin won’t back a PM dependent on senators
BHUMJAITHAI LEADER SAYS HIS PARTY WILL SUPPORT A CANDIDATE WHO ENJOYS MAJORITY SUPPORT AMONG MPS 

Families, friends of missing lese-majeste trio  seek help from NHRC, EU and Vietnam Embassy
The families and friends of three missing Thai political refugees on Monday submitted letters to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Vietnam Embassy and the European Union Delegation in Bangkok after the Thai authorities denied having any knowledge of their whereabouts.

Urgent : 11 micro parties throw support to Prayut, Phalang Pracharat
Eleven micro parties that were last week granted one seat each in the Lower House due to a controversial allocation method announced on Monday they would back General Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister and the pro-junta party Phalang Pracharat as the coalition leader.

Democracy camp ready to give up PM post to block pro-junta camp
ANTI-JUNTA PARTIES Pheu Thai and Future Forward hinted at being ready to sacrifice hopes of naming the next prime minister if that’s what it will take to block the generals from remaining in politics, even as medium-sized parties become the determining factor in forming the next government.

Five yellow-shirt leaders walk out of prison on Friday after royal pardon
Five jailed leaders of the yellow-shirt movement were released from prison on Friday under a royal pardon granted to qualified prisoners nationwide on the occasion of the Royal Coronation of HM King Rama X.



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