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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 Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit
September 30, 2022

Thai Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit

By Grant Peck
The court rejected an opposition petition arguing that the leader had exceeded his constitutional limit of eight years in office.

All Eyes on the Andaman Triangle Ahead of Thailand’s Next Election
September 23, 2022

All Eyes on the Andaman Triangle Ahead of Thailand’s Next Election

By Tita Sanglee
The country's southern coastal provinces, once a stronghold of the Democrat Party, are once again up for grabs.

Thai Constitutional Court to Rule on PM’s Tenure on Sept. 30
September 15, 2022

Thai Constitutional Court to Rule on PM’s Tenure on Sept. 30

By Sebastian Strangio
Whatever its decision, the outcome will do little to undermine the control of Thailand's royal-military establishment.

Thai Parliament Rejects Opposition Bid to Restrict Senate’s Powers
September 08, 2022

Thai Parliament Rejects Opposition Bid to Restrict Senate’s Powers

By Sebastian Strangio
The effort sought to highlight the ways in which the military-appointed Senate could limit the possible outcomes at next year's election.
The Thai PM’s Future Is in the Hands of a Favorable and Predictable Court
August 25, 2022

The Thai PM’s Future Is in the Hands of a Favorable and Predictable Court

By Mark S. Cogan
The country's Constitutional Court may choose to dismiss Prayut Chan-o-cha from office, but it won't dismantle the structure of power that he represents.

Thai Court Suspends PM Prayut Pending Ruling on Term Limit
August 24, 2022

Thai Court Suspends PM Prayut Pending Ruling on Term Limit

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Grant Peck
Judges ruled that there are grounds to consider an opposition petition arguing that the Thai leader has exceeded his term limit and should step down.

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.
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.

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