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Dems order governor to toe the line

Sukhumbhand backed, but conditions apply

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The Democrat Party is attempting to rein in Bangkok governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra's "maverick" governing style. 

Party bosses have told him they are willing to field him as a candidate for re-election next year only on condition that he is more accountable to the party and listens to its advice, sources say.

Democrat and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva officially announced MR Sukhumbhand as the Democrats' candidate Friday.

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