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Thaksin to groom son as party MP

Panthongtae rumoured to join political dynasty

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Ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra looks set to groom his only son Panthongtae to be his political heir and to possibly contest the next election, a highly placed party source has revealed. 

Panthongtae Shinawatra is known almost entirely in politics and the media as a prolific poster on Facebook, where he has garnered an impressive number of "likes" on his home page.

Thaksin is the brother of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and widely viewed as the de facto leader of the ruling Pheu Thai Party.

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