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Thai Opposition Party Vows Better Living Standards As Polls Near

  • Pheu Thai Party making an early start ahead of elections
  • The party has named more candidates than other groups

Thailand’s biggest opposition party, seeking to end more than eight years of military-backed rule, vowed to raise living standards as it unveiled a large list of candidates in a show of strength ahead of general elections expected early next year. 

Pheu Thai Party, which has the largest number of lawmakers in the lower house, named 93 candidates on Tuesday who will run for seats in 17 provinces in the rural northeastern region, stealing a march over other political parties. Elections have to be called by March next year.