Thailand’s Parliament Dissolved By Prime Minister

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Thailand’s parliament has been dissolved by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha just days before the House of Representatives was set to finish it’s four-year term.  The Prime Minister has provisionally set new elections for May 7, which will set the popular opposition party backed by billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra against the more conservative which is backed by the military.  Candidates and parties backed by Thaksin have won a majority of elections since 2001, but have faced military coups, unfavorable judicial decisions and elections laws which result in the loss of power. Currently Thaksin’s daughter, 36-year-old Paetongtarn Shinawatra, is leading the polls.