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56 minutes ago, cmsally said:

OK, so if a royal decree is necessary to announce an actual election date, then how did they announce the previous date that just got cancelled (Feb 24)  ??

It was the preferred date of the "government" up till recently, you may remember they even changed some important exams to accommodate that date. The "official" decision has to made by the EC following the royal decree, the"government" is not supposed to tell the EC what to do. Unfortunately the "government" were using the wrong astrologers and the preferred date became complicated when HRH announced the date of the coronation. Face has been saved by the royal decree taking longer than normal to appear (I guess the courier from Munich took a wrong turn).

 

Let us see if the EC comes up with a date that works.

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

Royal decree good, but Prayut and his cronies will keep thinking up any excuse possible to delay, delay, delay the election.

That song by Queen comes to mind.... 'UNDER PRESSURE'..... 😂🤣😂🤣

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19 minutes ago, dcnx said:

They will delay until they no longer can, then put a puppet government into power.

Wrong, they will push the reset button as much as they can to hold on to power.

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2 hours ago, tifino said:

the clock is ticking... 

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Ha ha, yes! I'd suggest this is the image, I used to have one:

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1 minute ago, bluesofa said:

Ha ha, yes! I'd suggest this is the image, I used to have one:

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 a genre-less version...  🤓 

 besides... no one wears a hat these days 

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15 minutes ago, tifino said:

 a genre-less version...  🤓 

 besides... no one wears a hat these days 

To coin an old phrase: If you want to get ahead, get a hat.

It might be more appropriate for the present government : If you want to get a hat, get a head (contents not included).

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42 minutes ago, chainarong said:

Quiet simply No , The unelected Prime Minister wouldn't dare go against a royal decree or any other instruction issued from the palace.

Also the organic election law was totally endorsed on 4 Dec which was legal binding to have the election completed within 150 days which will mean by end May. Prayut wouldn’t dare go against 2 royal decrees. 

 

The election law also laid out 60 days for election results to be made official. Working backwards from May,  March is most probable election month and results announced after the coronation. Prayut will have his day in the sun. He shouldn’t be too unhappy. 

 

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2 hours ago, robblok said:

Good that there finally is a royal decree, will be real hard NOT to hold an election.

 

Interesting times ahead I wonder who will win and put their snouts in the feeding trough. 

 

If any of the anti junta parties, i wonder if they will try to remove the tough computer laws or keep them to suppress their enemies.  Just wondering if anything will change or not. Besides different faces in the feeding trough.

Doubt it. In another couple of years the elected party will be pocketing the police and AG in their back pocket and have their thugs terrorizing the judiciary and anti corruption groups, and ripping the country off. Never ending cycle and nothing will be different this time.

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Two fairly highly-placed scholars whom I know - one (at Chula) a supporter of the junta, the other an opponent - are both CONFIDENT (have virtually no doubt) that Prayut will still be in power after the 'election'.

 

I agree with them.

 

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Very few countries have " democracy" any more anyway, certainly not the US or UK.

I am not a lover of the present PM here but Thailand seems to do well under the Junta.

After the election (whenever it actually happens ) prepare for more unrest.

Having witnessed this 3 times there will inevitably be a 4th 

 

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6 minutes ago, Eligius said:

Two fairly highly-placed scholars whom I know - one (at Chula) a supporter of the junta, the other an opponent - are both CONFIDENT (have virtually no doubt) that Prayut will still be in power after the 'election'.

I agree with them.

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