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Party professionals

What Thailand's embattled prime minister has in common with Silvio Berlusconi and Tony Blair

Thaksin Shinawatra
By Matt Steinglass
March 26, 2006

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THREE WEEKS AGO, when an ad hoc coalition called the People's Alliance for Democracy began rallying in Bangkok's Sanam Luang Park, across from the golden stupas of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, to force Thailand's billionaire Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to resign, its chances didn't look good. Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai Party had won 61 percent of the vote ... (Full article: 1457 words)

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