In Thailand’s ‘red shirt’ north, Thaksin’s grip slowly loosens

FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends the Palang Pracharath Party's party campaign rally in central Bangkok, Thailand, March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

PHAYAO, Thailand (Reuters) – Like most in the sleepy town of Phayao in Thailand’s northern mountains, schoolteacher Mu Suthibutr voted for parties loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra in election after election, even after the populist leader was ousted in an army coup and fled into exile. But last Sunday, Mu cast his ballot instead for the […]

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