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- Thailand readies for cleanest-ever election tomorrow. Kurlantzick, Joshua // Christian Science Monitor;1/5/2000, Vol. 93 Issue 29, p7
Discusses the outlook for parliamentary elections in Thailand. History of political corruption in Thailand; Public reaction to the elections; Efforts of the Election Commission to remove corruption; Election campaigns of candidates in Thailand.
- EC Ruling A Mild Blow To Coalition. // Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;May2008, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p2
The article presents a political outlook for Thailand. It relates that the ruling of the Election Commission stating that the Chart Thai and the Matchimathipataya parties are guilty of electoral fraud, during the December 27, 2007 general elections, could lead to political instability. Moreover,...
- A Canadian perspective on Thailand's coup. Seeley, Mark // Asian Pacific Post;6/5/2014, p23
The author discusses the impact of Thailand's military coup, arguing the country's politics do not impose Western ideals of electoral democracy , citing the elections in February 2014 wherein many constituencies were not able to participate in the election.
- Thailand Braced For More Political Turmoil. Clouse, Thomas // Global Finance;Jun2011, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p9
The article reports that a royal decree has been released in Thailand, which calls for an election on July 3, 2011, in which the red shirts will be represented by the Puea Thai Party, while the yellow shirts are being represented by Prime Minister (PM) Abhisit Vejjajiva and his Democratic Party.
- Court Ruling Reinforces Thailand's Coup Culture and Augurs More Turmoil. Brennan, Elliot // World Politics Review (19446284);3/26/2014, p1
The article discusses the exacerbation of political unrest in Thailand following the Constitutional Court's ruling on March 21, 2014 that invalidated the result of the February 2, 2014 election. Topics addressed include an interpretation of Section 108 of the Thai Constitution about general...
- GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL CONDITIONS. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Kingdom of Thailand;Mar2008, p5
The article discusses the political conditions in Thailand as of March 2008. The country is a constitutional monarchy. It was considered a functioning democracy from 1992 and until the 2006 coup, with constitutional changes of government. The National Assembly consists of the Senate and the...
- A 'Fragile Foundation' Wehrfritz, George; Cochrane, Joe; Vitug, Marites; Adams, Jonathan; Lee, B. J. // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);4/3/2006 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 147 Issue 14, p20
The article focuses on protests against Thaksin Shinawatra among Bangkok's urban population in the spring of 2006. Thailand's Populist prime minister won re-election in a landslide in 2005, and has offered to hold a national emergency vote. Opposition parties will boycott the contest and have...
- GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL CONDITIONS. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Kingdom of Thailand;Jan2012, p5
The article presents information on the government and political conditions in Thailand. The country is a constitutional monarchy and it was considered a functioning democracy from 1992 until the 2006 coup. Free and fair multi-party elections were held in 2007. King Bhumibol is a symbol of...
- From the Street to the Ballot Box: The July 2011 Elections and the Rise of Social Movements in Thailand. SINPENG, AIM; MARTINEZ KUHONTA, ERIK // Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International & Strate;Dec2012, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p389
The July 2011 parliamentary elections in Thailand were significant because they ushered politics away from street demonstrations and into the polling booth. Just about a year after the worst political violence in Bangkok since the 1992 Black May incident, these elections confirmed the dominance...