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The military-sponsored General Election of Thailand

Submitted on Sat, 2019-03-23 17:50Muhammad Ilyas Yahprung Source: We Watch The​ Thai​ incoming general​ election which​ will​ be​ held​ on​ the​ March 24​ later this​ month is part of the whole strategy designed​ by​ the establishment​ of the​ military, technocrat​, and​ monarchical circle to tighten their grip on power. Aided by conservative party of democrat, the military generals took power through coup d'e tat five years ago, expelling the democratically elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinnawatra, former Prime​ Minister​ Thaksin's younger sister, and put some of her cabinet members in prison. The junta then drafted a constitution which provides a number of provisions aimed at controlling executive, legislative and judicial powers. Worse still, the election commission and constitutional court - the two most crucial players in determining the election result - are appointed by the junta. After suffered from several postponement due primarily to the rising of the junta's political unpopularity, mainly as a result of corruption and poor economic performance, the election finally declared to be held while the junta still in full control. Pundits and observers alike have been warning that this election going to be witnessed as one of the dirtiest in the Thai history. The constitution was designed to the effect that regardless of whoever win the vote,  the​ junta's man still​ win​ the​ day - through 250 military appointed senator who can vote together with the newly elected MP to nominate the Prime Minister in the Thai parliamentary system of government.​ As​ Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta's head and incumbent Prime Minister picked himself as​ the​ candidate​ he​ will almost surely be the next Prime Minister. Frustrating with​ all​ this unfair game, misuse of power by military​ to buttress Gen.Prayut​ and​ his​ co-tyrant Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, the army de facto leader and defend minister, Thai voters... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, The military-sponsored General Election of Thailand, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you The military-sponsored General Election of Thailand

 

 

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Published By: Prachatai - Saturday, 23 March

 

 

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