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Pheu Thai huge favourites in red-shirt stronghold Udon Thani: poll

Paetongtarn “Ung Ing” Shinawatra, second left, head of the “Pheu Thai Family”, with supporters at the Pheu Thai Party’s general assembly in Bangkok on March 9. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The Pheu Thai Party commands the support of more than 60% of the electorate in the northeastern province of Udon Thani, a traditional stronghold of the “red-shirt” United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

Pheu Thai’s Paetongtarn “Ung-Ing” Shinawatra leads other potential candidates for the post of prime minister with almost 50% of the vote, according to a survey by the National Institute of Development Association, or Nida Poll. The daughter of exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was…

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