PM Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to reporters at Government House on Dec. 26, 2019.

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is confident that a civilian, pro-military government he formed in the middle of this year after five years of junta rule can complete its four-year term.

But the former army chief and coup leader must deal with various veteran politicians from 19 parties that form the coalition government, while navigating an uncertain political landscape involving the nation’s second-largest opposition party as it faces the possibility of a court-ordered dissolution.

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