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Banharn admits meeting Thaksin without talks over cabinet posts

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BANGKOK, 11 July 2011 (NNT) – Chart Thai Pattana Party Chief Advisor Banharn Silpa-archa has acceded that he recently met former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra but denies bargaining for more cabinet seats for his party.

Mr Banharn confirmed that he had traveled to Brunei to visit Mr Thaksin as acquaintances and they only had a meal together without discussing the cabinet lineup under the Pheu Thai-led administration. The Chart Thai Pattana Chief Advisor brushed aside the rumor that he was trying to negotiate with the ex-premier for up to 5-6 ministerial posts for his party, claiming that the given quota of three seats was already suitable for the number of Chart Thai Pattana MPs of only 19.

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