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PT denies grooming Yaowapa for PM

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The ruling Pheu Thai Party has dismissed rumours it was intending to groom Yaowapa Wongsawat, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's younger sister, to take over as prime minister. 

The suggestion was made by the Democrat Party following the resignation of Kasem Nimmonrat, an aide to Mrs Yaowapa, as a Pheu Thai MP for Chiang Mai.

The opposition said Mr Kasem's resignation was probably intended to make way for Mrs Yaowapa, the wife of former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat, to return as an MP after being freed from a five-year political ban and take over from Yingluck Shinawatra as prime minister in case Ms Yingluck is disqualified over a loan transaction probe by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

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