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Thailand’s rising political star under fire as election nears | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Young people line up to take selfies with him. His hashtags are trending. And when billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit promises an end to Thailand’s military “dictatorship”, supporters of his Future Forward Party roar their approval. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, takes a selfie with his …

Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague

In this May 7, 2018 photo released by Government spokesman office, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha waves to supporters in Buriram province, Thailand. BANGKOK (AP) — Four years after seizing power, Thailand’s junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with …

Democracy in doubt: Poser over Thai polls raises questions on junta road map – Asian Correspondent

STAKEHOLDERS in Thailand’s political landscape are anticipating more delays to the promised restoration of democratic governance via this year’s planned elections, with critics casting doubt over the junta-led administration’s sincerity in implementing its so-called road map to “true democracy”. A member of the military government’s national legislative assembly (NLA) on Monday said …

Thailand’s Junta Digs In | The Diplomat

Despite the junta’s promises, Thailand looks unlikely to return to a real democracy any time soon. In Washington last week to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha tried to reassure foreign policymakers that Thailand was indeed headed back to democracy next year. Three years after Prayuth …