Southeast Asia's Troubling Elections: Democratic Demolition in Thailand

  title={Southeast Asia's Troubling Elections: Democratic Demolition in Thailand},
  author={D. Mccargo},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={119 - 133}
  • D. Mccargo
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
  • Abstract:Thailand's long-awaited March 2019 parliamentary election was supposed to usher in a degree of political normalcy in the wake of the May 2014 military coup. Instead, the promilitary Palang Pracharath Party was able to form a government, despite the fact that parties campaigning on an anti-junta platform won the greater number of parliamentary seats. Junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his key associates remain in office thanks to the connivance of various state institutions… CONTINUE READING
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