TITLE

Political Wounds Still Open

PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the political outlook of Thailand. It shows that the People Power Party appears to be pressing ahead with the contested amendment of the 2007 constitution, however, it will had to step carefully so as not to undermine the chances of finding a solution to the protracted anti-government protest. Meanwhile, the outlook for the government remains unclear, thus, a further escalation in tensions could result in another unconstitutional overthrow by the military.
ACCESSION #
35185427

 

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