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Pheu Thai Party (PTP)

Thaksin and Move Forward: Downplaying Their Problems?

Thaksin and Move Forward: Downplaying Their Problems?

By Tita Sanglee
The controversial release of the former prime minister has presented the progressive MFP with a political opportunity.

Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

By Sebastian Strangio
As controversy over his parole simmers, attention turns to what influence the controversial former leader will have over Thai politics.
Jailed Former Thai PM Thaksin Gets Parole, Could Walk Free This Week

Jailed Former Thai PM Thaksin Gets Parole, Could Walk Free This Week

By Jintamas Saksornchai
The announcement brings an end to a two-decade war between Thaksin Shinawatra and the country's conservative establishment.

Detained Former Thai PM on List of Eligible Parolees, Reports Say

Detained Former Thai PM on List of Eligible Parolees, Reports Say

By Sebastian Strangio
Thaksin Shinawatra's name is on a list of 930 elderly inmates, who have been approved for parole due to ill health.

Thailand’s Wage Battle: Economic Boost or Competitiveness Concern?

Thailand’s Wage Battle: Economic Boost or Competitiveness Concern?

By Prem Singh Gill
Deliberation over incremental increases to Thailand's minimum wage underscores a delicate balance between the imperative for fair compensation and the necessity to preserve economic competitiveness. 

A Role Reversal for Bangkok’s Middle Class

A Role Reversal for Bangkok’s Middle Class

By Jason Johnson
Residents of Thailand's capital have historically come down on the side of conservatism and reaction. They now loom as a force for reform.

New Thai Government Readies Populist Economic Measures

New Thai Government Readies Populist Economic Measures

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is expected to announce a range of inducements, including debt moratoriums and energy subsidies.
Thailand’s New Government Takes Office After Being Sworn-in

Thailand’s New Government Takes Office After Being Sworn-in

By Sebastian Strangio
As a product of political compromise, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's cabinet contains a number of familiar faces.

Thaksin Preparing to Apply for Royal Pardon, Lawyer Says

Thaksin Preparing to Apply for Royal Pardon, Lawyer Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The former leader returned to Thailand in a blaze of publicity last week after more than 15 years in self-exile.

Real Estate Tycoon Srettha Thavisin Secures Votes to Become Thailand’s Next Prime Minister

Real Estate Tycoon Srettha Thavisin Secures Votes to Become Thailand’s Next Prime Minister

By Jintamas Saksornchai
The vote came shortly after former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, the spiritual leader of Srettha's Pheu Thai Party, returned to Thailand after 15 years in self-exile.

Former Thai PM Thaksin Returns From Self-exile as PM Vote Looms

Former Thai PM Thaksin Returns From Self-exile as PM Vote Looms

By Sebastian Strangio
The fugitive leader's return reflects the dramatic realignment that has taken place in Thai politics since the general election in May.
Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party Joins With Former Rival to Form Government

Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party Joins With Former Rival to Form Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The marriage of convenience between Pheu Thai and the United Thai Nation Party reflects the stunning political realignment that has occurred since May's general election.

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