thailand politics

Thai Government Imposes New Restrictions
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Thais thought they were seeing the long-awaited end to martial law, only to find that little has changed. The country’s military government lifted martial law throughout the country on April 1, 10 months after it was imposed. In its place, however, the junta invoked Section 44 of the interim constitution, a measure of last resort […]

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Why the Thai Army is So Powerful
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Over the past decades, squabbling politicians have become the trademark of Thai politics. The yellow shirts supported by the elites favour a form of guided democracy loyal to the monarchy. The red shirts, backers of political parties loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra have won all the elections since 2001. But the most important political actor wears […]

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Politics in Thailand – Groundhog Day
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SINCE seizing power in a coup last May, Thailand’s ruling junta has promised to promote reconciliation over revenge. That went out the window on January 23rd, when members of Thailand’s rubber-stamp parliament voted to impeach Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister, for alleged impropriety during her three years in office. The ruling bans Ms Shinawatra, […]

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