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Thai opposition torn between elections and 'revolution'

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She is a poster child for a Thai elite campaigning to freeze democracy. But when Chitpas Bhirombhakdi is not on stage cheerleading for a self-styled "people's revolution", she is quietly preparing a bid for parliament. 

Thai anti-government protesters wave national flags after removing concrete barricades at the Government House in Bangkok, on December 3, 2013

It is a contradiction that highlights the dilemma facing Thailand's oldest -- but by no means most popular -- political party, the Democrats, whose lawmakers recently resigned en masse from parliament to join opposition street protests.

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