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Poll: Anand preferred 'neutral' PM

60% support proposal for neutral prime minister

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Former two-time prime minister Anand Panyarachun received the most support for the job of prime minister if a neutral person is needed to bring the country out of political crisis, in an opinion survey conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration, or NIDA Poll. 

The poll was conducted on Feb 24-25 and involved 1,650 respondents of all levels of education and occupations across the country, the pollster reported.

Asked what they think about the proposal for a neutral prime minister, a clear majority or 60.30% of the respondents agreed with it, reasoning the present government has lost the legitimacy to run the country;  31.09% disagreed, saying that a prime minister should be elected democratically and constitutionally; and 8.61% had no comment.

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