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Abhisit needs luck for shuttle diplomacy to succeed

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Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has a dream: the dream of a chosen one who thinks he can convince all of the key players of Thailand’s protracted political stalemate to put the country’s interests first and come to the negotiating table. 

He believes he is that chosen one.

Of late, a group of retired generals and senior technocrats, led by former supreme commander Gen Saiyud Kerdphol, have come up with a proposal for a non-elected, non-partisan prime minister to be appointed by His Majesty the King. This would be needed to fill the political void in case the entire cabinet is forced to leave office along with caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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