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Posted: August 9, 2014 at 2:51 a.m.

Newly elected President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, center, poses with his two deputies Surachai Liengboonlertchai, right, and Peerasak Porchit, left, after they were voted for the positions at the meeting of the NLA at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. In their inaugural meeting, they voted unanimously to elect former Harvard-educated Supreme Court Judge Pornpetch Wichitcholchai as the assembly president. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Junta-heavy Thai legislature starts up

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