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Prayut steps up as career politician

Prayut: Full-time politician

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s membership of the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party has changed the political ball game for him as he has now accepted the status of full-time politician, and faces the enormous challenge of consolidating the new party.

Jan 9, the day he joined the party, marks a crucial turning point for Gen Prayut, long viewed as a reluctant or even a half-hearted politician despite having occupied the prime minister’s seat for almost eight years.

On Gen Prayut’s calendar, the fateful day ushered in the reality that the UTN will be his vehicle for seeking a third term as premier after the next election slated for May 7.

After parting company with the ruling Palang Pracharath Party…

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