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Jatuporn new UDD chief

Jatuporn Promphan will be the new chairman of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) movement, outgoing leader Thida Thavornseth announced yesterday.

About 6,000 red shirts gathered at Ayutthaya's provincial stadium yesterday for a meeting that Thida said was aimed at "checking the number of red shirts in different provinces". She said it was in preparation for future rallies by the red-shirt movement "to promote democracy".

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