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Rally had little chance of success

PITAK SIAM WAS SIMPLY OUT-GUNNED BY CHALERM

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  • Writer: Nauvarat Suksamran & King-Oua Laohong
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Pitak Siam's much-publicised rally to oust the Yingluck administration was a battle of political wills that ended with the government's offensive coming out on top. 

The principal characters in what looked to be a new round of politically charged street protests were Pitak Siam leader Boonlert Kaewprasit and Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung.

To try to gain the ascendancy in the build up to the rally, Gen Boonlert looked to other retired military officers, academics and business leaders for support.

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