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Thailand 2023 election

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition Move Forward Party seems almost certain to meet the same fate as its predecessor, Future Forward.

Thai Election Commission Requests Dissolution of Move Forward Party

Thai Election Commission Requests Dissolution of Move Forward Party

By Sebastian Strangio
If the MFP is disbanded, the party's political energy is almost certain to re-emerge in an alternate, and likely more radical, form.
Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

By Sebastian Strangio
As controversy over his parole simmers, attention turns to what influence the controversial former leader will have over Thai politics.

Thai Constitutional Court Clears MFP Leader of Breaching Election Law

Thai Constitutional Court Clears MFP Leader of Breaching Election Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of the Move Forward Party, can rejoin Parliament – but more legal challenges loom.

Thai Prison Officials Again Defend Treatment of Jailed Former PM

Thai Prison Officials Again Defend Treatment of Jailed Former PM

By Sebastian Strangio
Amid claims of preferential treatment, the Department of Corrections says that its refusal to refer to Thaksin Shinawatra as an "inmate" is standard practice.

Thailand’s Buffet Cabinet 2.0: A Case of Political Indigestion

Thailand’s Buffet Cabinet 2.0: A Case of Political Indigestion

By Douglas Rhein and William Jones
With a reformist opposition gathering strength, Thai officials may see the current government as the last chance to gorge themselves at the public's expense.

Embattled Chief of Thailand’s Opposition Move Forward Party Steps Down

Embattled Chief of Thailand’s Opposition Move Forward Party Steps Down

By Jintamas Saksornchai
Pita Limjaroenrat has been suspended from his duties as a member of Parliament pending a court ruling on whether he violated election law.
A Role Reversal for Bangkok’s Middle Class

A Role Reversal for Bangkok’s Middle Class

By Jason Johnson
Residents of Thailand's capital have historically come down on the side of conservatism and reaction. They now loom as a force for reform.

Real Estate Tycoon Srettha Thavisin Secures Votes to Become Thailand’s Next Prime Minister

Real Estate Tycoon Srettha Thavisin Secures Votes to Become Thailand’s Next Prime Minister

By Jintamas Saksornchai
The vote came shortly after former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, the spiritual leader of Srettha's Pheu Thai Party, returned to Thailand after 15 years in self-exile.

Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party Joins With Former Rival to Form Government

Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party Joins With Former Rival to Form Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The marriage of convenience between Pheu Thai and the United Thai Nation Party reflects the stunning political realignment that has occurred since May's general election.

Changing Thailand: New Ideology, Old Politics

Changing Thailand: New Ideology, Old Politics

By Watcharin Rattanataymee
Despite the PM vote setback, the success of the Move Forward Party during the election has created a new dynamic in Thai politics – one that is likely to persist.
Thailand’s Move Forward Party Won’t Back Pheu Thai’s PM Bid

Thailand’s Move Forward Party Won’t Back Pheu Thai’s PM Bid

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision will make the party more reliant on the support of the military-backed parties whose dominance it has long opposed.

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