15 Thai election candidates change their names to those of former PMs

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Unusual strategy sees 10 men adopting the name Thaksin, and five women Yingluck in a bid to be memorable to voters

More than a dozen candidates in the forthcoming Thai elections have changed their names to those of former prime ministers.

Less than two months before the long-awaited elections, excitement is running high. Almost 6,000 candidates turned up on the first day of registration on Monday, no one wants to miss a chance to win a seat.

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