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Reports Thaksin asked Yingluck to take a break denied

Noppadon Pattama, ex-pm Thaksin Shinawatra's legal adviser, has dismissed as groundless reports that Thaksin ordered caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to take a one year break from politics to pave the way for political negotiations.

Noppadon said he had checked with Thaksin, who denied the reports. The adviser said there has not yet been any discussion over whether Yingluck would run in the new election or be fielded as Pheu Thai's number one party-list candidate. It is not the time to discuss the matter, because a royal decree to call a general election has not been promulgated, he said.

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