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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 PM Could Jump to New Party Ahead of 2023 Election
November 11, 2022

Thai PM Could Jump to New Party Ahead of 2023 Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Prayut Chan-o-cha is being courted by the newly formed Ruam Thai Sang Chart party, which was founded last year by one of his advisors.
Old Wine in New Bottles: Political Parties and the Upcoming Election in Thailand
November 04, 2022

Old Wine in New Bottles: Political Parties and the Upcoming Election in Thailand

By Punchada Sirivunnabood
New electoral rules have incentivized politicians to create a raft of new parties as a way of joining the governing coalition.

Thailand’s Monkish Politics in the Spotlight
November 03, 2022

Thailand’s Monkish Politics in the Spotlight

By Tita Sanglee
As Thailand moves toward elections due next year, the opposition Move Forward Party has unveiled a policy to enfranchise the country's Buddhist monks.

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.

Bangkok’s New Governor is Sending Shockwaves Through Thailand’s Political Landscape
August 02, 2022

Bangkok’s New Governor is Sending Shockwaves Through Thailand’s Political Landscape

By Pattharapong Rattanasevee
The landslide victory and energetic governing style of Chadchart Sittipunt have implications for politics at the national level.

Thailand’s Democrat Party: The Gloomy Light at the End of the Tunnel
May 24, 2022

Thailand’s Democrat Party: The Gloomy Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Punchada Sirivunnabood
A mere 11 years after its last term in government, the country's oldest party finds itself in the political wilderness.
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.

The Generational Challenge for Thailand’s Generals
June 20, 2019

The Generational Challenge for Thailand’s Generals

By Preeti Jha
While Thailand’s coup leader remains premier, the polls unleashed new democratic sentiments that the regime now struggles to silence.

Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win
June 06, 2019

Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win

By Grant Peck
With parliament’s unsurprising vote, Prayut Chan-o-cha has completed an engineered effort to prolong his rule as premier.

Thailand’s Stolen Election
June 01, 2019

Thailand’s Stolen Election

By Zachary Abuza
An illegitimate election risks prolonging the country’s problems.
Thailand Junta Chief’s Orwell Plug Sparks Controversy
May 31, 2019

Thailand Junta Chief’s Orwell Plug Sparks Controversy

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Grant Peck
Prayut’s reference to a George Orwell classic has served as yet another front for criticism against the government given its past record and the country’s current state.

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