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Thai Activists Push Opposition Party on Royal Defamation Law
February 03, 2023

Thai Activists Push Opposition Party on Royal Defamation Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Activists from the monarchy reform group Thalu Wang have asked the Pheu Thai Party to abolish Section 112 if it wins this year's election.

Daughter of Former Thai PM Thaksin Says She Will Seek Premiership
January 18, 2023

Daughter of Former Thai PM Thaksin Says She Will Seek Premiership

By Sebastian Strangio
If elected, she would become the third Shinawatra to lead Thailand after her father and aunt – both of whom were removed by military coups.
Former Thai PM’s Daughter Launches Populist Opposition Campaign
December 07, 2022

Former Thai PM’s Daughter Launches Populist Opposition Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
The Pheu Thai Party is seeking to end nearly a decade of military-backed rule, but faces many challenges in a political system designed in part to exclude it from power.

Thai Constitutional Court Set to Rule on PM’s Term Limit
August 23, 2022

Thai Constitutional Court Set to Rule on PM’s Term Limit

By Sebastian Strangio
Opposition lawmakers have asked for a ruling on whether Prayut Chan-o-cha's time as military junta leader should count toward the constitutional term limit of eight years.

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll
August 09, 2022

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Two-thirds of respondents agreed with the Thai opposition's argument that the leader's time as military junta chief should count toward his constitutional term limit.

Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office
August 03, 2022

Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office

By Sebastian Strangio
The Pheu Thai Party claims that the leader's time as the head of Thailand's junta should count toward his eight-year constitutional term limit.

Key Takeaways From Thailand’s Latest Vote of Confidence Battle
July 29, 2022

Key Takeaways From Thailand’s Latest Vote of Confidence Battle

By Tita Sanglee
The vote gave several hints about the likely direction of Thai politics ahead of next year's general election.
Thai PM Survives Vote of Confidence, Setting Stage for 2023 Election
July 25, 2022

Thai PM Survives Vote of Confidence, Setting Stage for 2023 Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Saturday's vote ensures that Prayut Chan-o-cha will serve out the remainder of his term as prime minister.

Reformist Independent Scores Decisive Win in Bangkok Governor Election
May 23, 2022

Reformist Independent Scores Decisive Win in Bangkok Governor Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Chadchart Sittipunt's victory points to the deep reservoir of discontent with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's military-backed coalition government.

The Significance of the Long-Awaited Bangkok Gubernatorial Election
May 05, 2022

The Significance of the Long-Awaited Bangkok Gubernatorial Election

By Tita Sanglee
The outcome of the May 22 election will offer clues as to how Thais might vote in the next national polls.

Prayut’s Popularity Plunges Further, But the Thai Public Can’t Name a Better Option
January 05, 2022

Prayut’s Popularity Plunges Further, But the Thai Public Can’t Name a Better Option

By Tita Sanglee
Despite boasting approval ratings of just 16 percent, the Thai prime minister's tenure seems set to drag on.
With Eye to Next Election, Thai Government Tweaks Voting Rules
September 13, 2021

With Eye to Next Election, Thai Government Tweaks Voting Rules

By Sebastian Strangio
The election tweaks, which will benefit larger parties, are designed to solidify the control of Prime Minister Prayut's government.

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