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Going To The Polls

By PRADIT PHULSARIKIJ 
NATION GRAPHICS

 

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Since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932, Thailand has seen 27 general elections. The first one took place in November 1933. The latest was held in February 2014, although it was later declared unconstitutional by the court.

 

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Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30362512

 

The Nation: 2019-01-19

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2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Let us not forget the 19 coups d'etat that they have also had, 12 of them successful, so about half of the elected Governments have been overthrown. History has shown that the army have never been any good at running the place, they keep handing back power, saying they won't get involved again. This time looks a little different, as while the Junta are saying they are ready to give power back to the people, in reality it seems that they have no real intention of doing so. If they do cling on, history would suggest that it will not help Thailand one jot. Power hungry maniacs don't let little things like that worry them though, do they?

One can wonder what might have happened, if general Prayuth Chan-o-cha didn't stop the unrest in 2014...🤔

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3 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Let us not forget the 19 coups d'etat that they have also had, 12 of them successful, so about half of the elected Governments have been overthrown. History has shown that the army have never been any good at running the place, they keep handing back power, saying they won't get involved again. This time looks a little different, as while the Junta are saying they are ready to give power back to the people, in reality it seems that they have no real intention of doing so. If they do cling on, history would suggest that it will not help Thailand one jot. Power hungry maniacs don't let little things like that worry them though, do they?

What is worse. is that Chanocha says he is doing it all for the glory of someone else.

 

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23 hours ago, darksidedog said:

...as while the Junta are saying they are ready to give power back to the people, in reality it seems that they have no real intention of doing so.

 

You don't take something at gunpoint with the intention of giving it back.

 

 

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20 hours ago, khunPer said:

One can wonder what might have happened, if general Prayuth Chan-o-cha didn't stop the unrest in 2014...🤔

I don't think for one minute that Prayuth stopped the unrest, he was only the driver in the first tank. 

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8 minutes ago, Hayduke said:

You don't take something at gunpoint with the intention of giving it back.

Exactly, which is why they have been constantly "tweaking" the constitution in their favour regardless of who is in power!

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20 hours ago, from the home of CC said:

If you look at some of the powerhouse nations in the world now you see the effects of political maneuvering. The chaos of brexit, the us gov in a shutdown makes me wonder what is the solution? And this is from supposedly well educated countries. IMO if voting in the reds or yellows results in riots in the streets and the death of innocents then what's the point of that? Oh, they're free now to kill each other in the street, but at least they're free doesn't fly as an argument with me.

Well said CC .....    Just further evidence to show that ' democracy ' is nothing more than a word and a smokescreen.  Look at the UK .... what a mess !  Look at Australia ....  the Aussie's change PM every 6 months ..what a mess !   just a couple of examples.

Give me Thailand and Khun Prayuth Chan O Cha anyday :wai:

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