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Thai caretaker PM likely to run for 2nd term

English.news.cn   2013-12-09 20:49:15            

BANGKOK, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Senior members of Thailand's former ruling party Pheu Thai have agreed to list caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as top candidate for a coming general election, local media reported.

The agreement was reached at a party meeting on Monday after Yingluck announced the dissolution of the House of Representatives in the morning, party spokesman Prompong Nopparit was quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying.

The election is expected to be held in early February.

Yingluck will be nominated to run for prime minister again because she has demonstrated strong leadership in her current term, Prompong said.

Yingluck has made decisions for the benefits of democracy and the people, according to Prompong.

Yingluck's candidacy will be officially confirmed at a party meeting on Wednesday, Prompong said, adding the party's list of candidates for constituency elections will be finalized over next week.

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