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Will Thailand’s Lèse Majesté Arrests Backfire? » A Thai national flag flutters in the wind behind a statue of King Rama VII in front of the parliament building in Bangkok, May 10, 2011, ahead of a July 3 election.

A Thai national flag flutters in the wind behind a statue of King Rama VII in front of the parliament building in Bangkok, May 10, 2011, ahead of a July 3 election.
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A Thai national flag flutters in the wind behind a statue of King Rama VII in front of the parliament building in Bangkok, May 10, 2011, ahead of a July 3 election. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva hopes the early election will be a “new beginning” for his divided country, but the result could just as easily be more unrest and policy paralysis as neither faction is likely to accept defeat gracefully. To match Analysis THAILAND-ELECTION/ REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND – Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

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