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Academics urge end to Section 7 bid

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A group of peace advocates has called on rival political groups to nominate their choice for interim prime minister rather than continue to bicker over legal technicalities. 

Red-shirt protesters put on plastic ponchos to keep themselves dry as rain falls on their protest site on Utthayan Road yesterday. The rally is expected to be a protracted one as the political stalemate continues. Pattanapong Hirunard

The group, with members including Gothom Arya of Mahidol University's Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, and Thammasat University political science professor Chaiwat Satha-anand, issued the recommendation yesterday, saying an interim prime minister should be named without invoking Section 7 of the constitution.

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