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Small parties name three figures they would back as a new PM

A group of 30 small and little-known political parties Friday shortlisted three prominent figures they would support as a new leader to try to lead Thailand out of the political crisis.

The parties Friday formed a group called "United Parties for Democracy" and announced their resolution.

They resolved that they would support either Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana, a legal expert with Pheu Thai Party, Supachai Panitchpakdi, the former secretary general of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, and Dr Boon Vanasin, chairman of Thonburi Hospital Group, as a candidate to become the next prime minister.

The group would invite the three to contest the next election and said it would join a discussion with the Election Commission on Tuesday about the new election date.

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