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The caretaker cabinet has agreed to cooperate with the group of senators led by the speaker-elect but refused to resign for fear of breaking the law. 

Acting caretaker Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, along with acting caretaker Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri, on Monday met with senators including Uttaradit Senator Phirasak Porchit, the second deputy speaker, and Dejudom Krairit, an appointed member of the Senate. 

Vanchai Sornsiri, an appointed senator, said after the meeting the government insisted on retaining its status as caretaker cabinet, but said it would do everything as proposed by the group so long as it is legal.

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