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Thai party nominates Thaksin brother-in-law for prime minister

In a move that split party ranks and angered anti-government protesters, the governing party of Thailand nominated a brother-in-law of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Monday to be the next prime minister. The nominee, Somchai Wongsawat, is the minister of education and has been the acting prime minister since Samak Sundaravej was forced out Sept. 9 when a court found him guilty of accepting pay for appearing on a cooking show. Full Story

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