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    The anatomy of a very tricky election

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 29/03/2019

    » Thailand's first election in nearly eight years was supposed to bring some closure to a self-appointed military government and clarity to the country's democratic future. Instead, it has generated much controversy and probable continuity for the incumbent military regime with murky political directions ahead. Central to the questions and outcomes surrounding the poll on Sunday is the Election Commission (EC). Its actions and interpretations of events will have much to say about what happens next.


    Poll uncertainty lingers as count nears finish line

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 29/03/2019

    » Almost a week has passed since Thais cast their ballots, yet many things are still shrouded in uncertainties.


    Pheu Thai leads, but PPRP strong second

    Published on 24/03/2019

    » An exit poll in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup indicated the ousted Pheu Thai Party of exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra won the most seats at 163, while the military proxy party came second at 96 seats.

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    Election Made Easy

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/03/2019

    » The general election is this Sunday, baby! Aren't you stoked to be able to exercise your right to vote again after a five-year absence (or eight, if you take into consideration that the 2014 general election was deemed invalid by the Constitutional Court). Anywhoo, it can be overwhelming to digest all the information, campaign videos, memes, pictures of hot candidates and fake news that have flooded your Facebook newsfeed lately. Perhaps, it's best to judge our candidates based on their parties' policies and proposals, and Bangkok Poll on Sunday revealed that 97% of respondents in their latest survey will vote on Mar 24 and more than half said party policies will be the first factor when deciding which candidates to vote for.


    Populist policies for the populace

    Bangkok Post, Published on 18/03/2019

    » See how the popular parties are proposing their populist policies for the March 24th election.


    TRC dissolution turns up political heat

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 08/03/2019

    » It is deja vu all over again in Thai politics. Another political party aligned to Thaksin Shinawatra, an ousted, self-exiled and convicted former prime minister, found its way to the Constitutional Court where it was dissolved in short order for "opposing the democratic system with the King as head of state".


    Poll: Democrats to win 19, Pheu Thai 11 in Bangkok

    News, Published on 22/02/2019

    » Democrats will likely continue to dominate Bangkok in the March 24 election, winning 19 of all 30 constituencies, compared to 11 of Pheu Thai, according to a Pheu Thai poll released on Thursday.


    Poster chaos a sign the times aren't changing

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 22/02/2019

    » As the elections near, city residents have to put up with some inconveniences. I am talking about the countless campaign posters -- featuring faces of people who are offering to change the country -- which are just about everywhere.


    What lies ahead for Thai Raksa Chart

    Published on 17/02/2019

    » What lies ahead for Thai Raksa Chart after the Election Commission on Thursday resolved to ask the Constitutional Court to disband the party.


    Reading elections in the stars

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 17/02/2019

    » The reestablishment of democracy after the March 24 election is not the only thing politicians and citizens are looking forward to.

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