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Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's return to Thailand after 15 years in self-exile has come at a heavy political cost for his affiliated Pheu Thai Party. Their establishment of a "government of national reconciliation" has faced challenges due to their dependence on coalition partners and their loss of popularity among conservative and progressive voters.
Hun Sen’s early retirement and Thaksin Shinawatra’s return signal power transitions in Cambodia and Thailand, but analysts are skeptical about meaningful change.
The real winners are far from clear, but Thailand’s populist, party jumping election is Asia’s vote to watch this year.