Thailand's 2019 Elections: A State of Democratic Dictatorship?

  title={Thailand's 2019 Elections: A State of Democratic Dictatorship?},
  author={D. Mccargo and Duncan Saowanee T. Alexander},
  journal={Asia Policy},
  pages={106 - 89}
  • D. Mccargo, Duncan Saowanee T. Alexander
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Asia Policy
  • executive summary:This essay argues that Thailand's 2019 elections served to institutionalize the military junta that seized power in 2014 in a system of facade democracy.main argumentThailand's elections on March 24, 2019, were supposed to restore the country to parliamentary democracy following a military coup d'état in May 2014. The junta repeatedly delayed holding the elections, and the new 2017 constitution deployed an unusual voting system combined with interim provisions that allowed the… CONTINUE READING

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