Small parties back Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha after rule change gave them seats

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May 13, 2019 4:46 PM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Eleven small Thai parties that each gained a parliamentary seat after a disputed electoral rule change will back the main pro-army party, leaders said on Monday (May 13), giving the ruling junta chief who launched a 2014 coup enough votes to stay in power.