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Thai Junta Races To Rescue, But Braces For Backlash

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May 23, 2014 AT 7:28 AM
If Prayuth Chan-ocha's decision to stage Thailand's latest in a long list of coups was as impulsive as he suggests, then the stern-faced general has a Herculean task managing the fallout and deciding what happens next. Seizing power in Thailand is one thing, running the country is another, and after overthrowing populist tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra's political juggernaut for a second time in eight years, the generals should be prepared for a backlash.