Junta

Thailand’s largest party braces for polls

Thailand’s Pheu Thai party has chosen 86-year-old senior party member Viroj Pao-in to lead the country’s main opposition party to challenge the ruling junta as it prepares for upcoming elections which are slated to take place in

30 October 2018
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Spray-can satire headache for junta

Thailand's junta chief caricatured as a "lucky cat" with a paw raised to rake in money, or his face crossed out by a thick, red line - daring graffiti is cropping up across Bangkok as the city's walls become a canvas for rare political scorn.

26 September 2018
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Thailand relaxes political activity ban

Thailand partially eased its ban on political activities, the ruling junta announced Friday, allowing political parties to recruit new members for the first time since 2014 ahead of polls slated for next year.

16 September 2018
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Thailand’s democracy hangs in the balance

At the end of January 2017, Thailand’s military junta announced that general elections could be delayed until early 2019. The announcement sparked anger from the public as protests occurred within days of the announcement.

24 February 2018
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Thaksin hits out at 'tyranny' via Twitter

Fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra hit out at "tyranny" on Wednesday via a cryptic tweet quoting a French Enlightenment thinker, in his first comments since his sister fled overseas.

31 August 2017
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Rise and fall of the Shinawatras

Although the Shinawatras ruled the Thai government for over a decade, it was never short of political chaos as they struggled to uphold a democratic Thailand against the autocratic leadership of the military junta.

29 August 2017
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