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Thailand's major parties are vying to control its government, after mixed tallies in early election results. Here, Sudarat Keyuraphan, the Pheu Thai party's prime minister candidate, is seen after a news conference in Bangkok Monday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hold signs and images of her last month, before she fled the country rather than face a verdict from the Supreme Court in Bangkok. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Office of the Attorney-General of Thailand holds a news conference on Thursday about the Supreme Court's decision to accept a criminal charge against Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Li Mangmang/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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An anti-government protester waves a national flag after breaking into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok on Friday. Damir Sagolj/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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