The Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has emerged as a kingmaker in the Thai election stalemate. Photo: AFP

Thailand’s election stalemate: in Thaksin versus the junta, a pro-marijuana tycoon is kingmaker

  • As tongues wag over who will solve the Thaksin-junta stalemate in the Thai election, one man has emerged a kingmaker.
  • Meet Anutin Charnvirakul, a pro-marijuana business tycoon who has offered this piece of cryptic advice as to his political intentions: ‘Hot and Spicy’
Topic |   Thai elections

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The Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has emerged as a kingmaker in the Thai election stalemate. Photo: AFP
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Palang Pracharat Party leader Uttama Savanayana. Photo: AP

Thai king’s coronation, not forming government our focus: pro-junta party Palang Pracharat

  • Charges of vote-buying have marred Thailand’s first election since a military coup five years ago
  • PM Prayuth said coalition-building should involve “banding together to do good for the country and the people.”
Topic |   Thailand

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Palang Pracharat Party leader Uttama Savanayana. Photo: AP
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