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Thai military remains power broker in royal succession

During his seven-decade reign, King Bhumibol Adulyadej forged deep ties with Thailand's military, which is expected to remain a key power broker as the monarch's son tries to emerge from his late father's lengthy shadow. In a country battered by near-constant power struggles, Thailand's military establishment has long tied its political fortunes to Bhumibol, who died on Thursday aged 88.
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