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Karun's disqualification sets scene for two-party face-off

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The rival Pheu Thai and Democrat parties are gearing for a major by-election battle in Bangkok's Don Muang district following the disqualification of sitting Pheu Thai MP Karun Hosakul by the Supreme Court on Thursday. 

Karun Hosakul addresses a campaign rally in the build up to the general election in July 2011, when he won Bangkok's constituency 12, defeating his major challenger from the Democrat Party. (File photo by Apichit Jinakul)

Pheu Thai leader Charupong Ruangsuwan said the ruling government party would seek a well qualified candidate to run in the by-election to be announced by the Election Commission after Mr Karun is given his final marching orders by parliament.

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