44 years of political development in Thailand

This article is translated from an article originally called “In the Movement (ในความเคลื่อนไหว)” on decode.plus: https://decode.plus/author/prajakkong/ By Associate Professor Dr. Prajak Kongkirati The upcoming 2023 General Election is taking place in a new…

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Thailand’s political parties unveil policies to woo elderly people

Several political parties have unveiled policies designed for people who are over 60, hoping to attract their votes in the May 14th general election. According to the Department of Older…

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Political party leaders gather at City Hall to draw party-list candidate numbers

Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as the prime ministerial candidate of the United Thai Nation Party, was among a number of party leaders at Bangkok City Hall in Din Daeng…

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Thai Liberal Party seeks dissolution of 7 micro parties over bribery allegations 

Leader of Opposition’s Thai Liberal Party Sereepisuth Temeeyaves submitted a petition to the Election Commission (EC) today (Monday) demanding the dissolution of seven micro parties for allegedly receiving bribes, which…

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Former Thai commerce minister founds new political party

Former commerce minister Mingkwan Saengsuwan announced the establishment of his own party today (Wednesday), with the intention to contest the next general election. Named “Okart Thai” (Thai Opportunity), Mingkwan explained…

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Thai parliament passes three draft bills to amend Political Party Act in first reading

Tonight (Friday), a joint session of Thailand’s Senate and House of Representatives passed the first reading of three draft bills related to political parties, proposed by the cabinet, governing coalition…

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Electoral officials count votes at a polling station in Bangkok on March 24, 2019 after polls closed in Thailand’s general election. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

2021: Year of powerplays, purges and defections as parties begin countdown to Thai general election  

Thai political parties have undergone change, evolution and even transformation in the past year, ahead of a general election expected in the coming year. Parties large and small – as…

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Thailand’s political landscape changing fast as new parties erupt

The newly formed Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party sounds very familiar, especially since it carries the same name as the government initiative launched to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite government denials,…

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