The Pheu Thai Party looks set to consolidate its power as a majority government with more than 300 House seats to smooth the path for exiled former prime minister and its de facto leader Thaksin Shinawatra to return home, a party source said.
Sanoh Thienthong, left, of Pheu Thai puts his arm around the shoulders of Sanan Kachornprasart, right, chief adviser to the Chartthaipattana Party, as they join potential prime ministerial candidate Yingluck Shinawatra at a press conference announcing the formation of a five-party coalition. SOMCHAI POOMLARD
The source said the party will use its numbers in the House of Representatives to ensure smooth passage of legislation to grant amnesty for Thaksin's 2008 corruption conviction, which would enable him to come home.
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