ELECTION AFTERMATH

Gen Prayut declines comments on on-going bids to form coalition

Gen Prayut declines comments on on-going bids to form coalition

Debating the future

How political parties offer to address the country’s ills

Leading candidates of political parties in the March-24 general election have taken part in a special forum organized by Thai PBS to publicize and debate their visions and policies. They cover major issues from public health, environment and education to immediate measures to address economic woes. Click here for coverage of the forum.

“Unpredictable, messy” is how the March-24 election is seen by academics

The March-24 is anything but predictable. That’s the general consensus among some of Thailand’s leading academics and political experts just...

Political Pulse

Resist the urge to photograph your ballot

Saturday, March 23, 2019: Everyone knows the rules when entering the voting booth, but having a smartphone in the pocket...
Political Pulse is a regular update of important political events leading to the Thai election. The snapshots will be on a daily basis, so plan your visit accordingly. Once a day is perfect.

Key Players

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha: Fighting to protect his legacy

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the prime minister and head of the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has decided...

Profiles

Anutin: “Kingmaker” or a lot more?

Amid all the uncertainties in the aftermath of Sunday’s general election, one man has gone virtually and mysteriously underground. Everyone’s...
All of a sudden, Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul, has emerged as a potential “kingmaker” in the post-election scenario. But the question at moment is whether the billionaire-turned-politician will aim for the sky.

Highlights of the week

Analysis: As March 24 draws near, Abhisit’s dilemma deepens

Over the past few days, Abhisit Vejjajiva was provoked by two key figures on both sides of the national divide....
Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva apparently believes he has played his trump card by saying no to both Pheu Thai Party and Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. But does he really know what will be in store for...

What you should know about Thailand's election 2019

The electoral system is the key

The March-24 general election is being seen as a major political transition for Thailand. It will see a contest between...

Political quotes

Bangkok voters crowd polling stations

Bangkok voters crowd polling stations

Highlights
  • EU urges speedy declaration of election results

    The European Union has expressed hope that Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will be able to declare the final election result as soon as possible and that any reported irregularities are resolved swiftly and transparently. The EU spokesman said in a statement issued yesterday, that the March-24 election constitutes an important step towards restoring a democratic form of governance. “As the...
  • Unofficially Pheu Thai leads the pack with 137 House seats

    The pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party has emerged as the winner of the March-24 general election, garnering 137 House seats from 350 constituencies nationwide, according to unofficial poll results announced yesterday by the Election Commission (EC).  The party did not get any additional seats from its party list candidates The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party came second with 97 seats, followed by...
Palang Pracharat ahead in Bangkok, Future Forward second

Palang Pracharat ahead in Bangkok, Future Forward second

Thai Embassy in NZ denies it was slow delivering ballots

Thai Embassy in NZ denies it was slow delivering ballots

Thanathorn may be in trouble over  alleged share-holding in media firm

Thanathorn may be in trouble over  alleged share-holding in media firm

Doctor reports empty wards as patients go to the polls

Doctor reports empty wards as patients go to the polls

Sudarat insists winner should form govt

Sudarat insists winner should form govt

187 heroes in Tham Luang cave rescue honoured by HM the King

187 heroes in Tham Luang cave rescue honoured by HM the King

Thanathorn may be in trouble over  alleged share-holding in media firm

Thanathorn may be in trouble over  alleged share-holding in media firm

Palang Pracharat ahead in Bangkok, Future Forward second

Palang Pracharat ahead in Bangkok, Future Forward second

Brexit and its impact on Thailand

Brexit and its impact on Thailand

Thai Embassy in NZ denies it was slow delivering ballots

Thai Embassy in NZ denies it was slow delivering ballots

Sudarat insists winner should form govt

Sudarat insists winner should form govt

Asean

Politics

Dust stirred up as rivals compete for control

The rival attempts by Palang Pracharat and Pheu Thai to cobble up a post-election coalition government promise to be a...

General

Sudarat insists winner should form govt

Pheu Thai party chief election strategist Sudarat Keyuraphan announced shortly after the close of the voting that the party stands...

Business

Economics professor accuses parties of wooing voters with dream populist policies

  All political parties contesting the March-24 election are engaged in selling “dream” populist policies to woo voters without clarifying how they will fund these policies, said Mr.Narong Petprasert,...

Food and Travel

The Origins of Pad Thai

The world can’t seem to get enough of Pad Thai. That one is true. In all corners of the world,...

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