Thai Economy Ready for Liftoff

After claiming for months that the election would ease political uncertainty, the business community gave a decidedly lukewarm reaction to the People Power Party’s decisive victory on Sunday. The party, comprised of loyalists of deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, won 233 seats in the 480-seat legislature, prompting its bumptious leader Samak Sundaravej to declare that he will be prime minister “for sure.”

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