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PM seeks sweeping reshuffle

Pre-censure debate rejig 'to disconcert opposition'

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra confirmed yesterday she was seeking royal endorsement for a sweeping cabinet reshuffle _ a move seen as a bid to cushion the impact of the censure debate by the opposition at the end of the month. 

A government source said the reshuffle would affect 23 cabinet seats and involve 14 new faces, including prominent politicians who are members of the so-called House No.111 _ the former executives of the dissolved Thai Rak Thai Party.

They include legal expert Pongthep Thepkanchana, who is expected to be appointed as first deputy prime minister to oversee legal affairs and to double as education minister.

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