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Thaksin cronies are new life of the party

SPECIAL REPORT: Former economic, legal, security advisers are wielding influence and pushing controversial policies as the old guard returns to the Pheu Thai ranks

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Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's cronies, who played key roles in the former Thaksin administration, have resumed their political positions and are looking to consolidate their power in the Pheu Thai Party-led government. 

Most are core members of the so-called House No.111, which refers to the 111 former executives of the now- defunct Thai Rak Thai Party who on May 30 finished serving a five-year ban from politics. Others are government officials who previously worked closely with the Thaksin government.

Former Thai Rak Thai executives have formed the House No.111 group, now wielding influence. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)

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