Thailand dissolves parliament for crunch election in May

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By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Chayut Setboonsarng BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand dissolved its parliament on Monday to clear the way for an election in May, a vote set to reignite a long-running power struggle between a military-backed establishment and a political movement that has dominated elections for two decades. The Royal Gazette announced that King Maha Vajiralongkorn had endorsed a decree to dissolve parliament, ahead of an election that must be held 45 to 60 days after dissolution. No election date has been announced, but two sources with knowledge of the matter earlier on Monday told Re…

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