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Unrest cycle risks repeat

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The long-awaited general election has passed, but the schism that remains is so overwhelming that some political observers feel the country is more divided than ever before and fear it could result in violence.

The possible catalyst is the Future Forward Party (FFP) which defied the odds to capture 6.2 million votes nationwide and finish third in the March 24 race. Behind the FFP's poll victory was a campaign platform promising "a transition to new politics".
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Prof Chaiyan Chaiyaporn, a political science scholar at Chulalongkorn University, said politics is clearly divided into two extremes. "There is a high possibility of violence, but I don't think it will be a repeat of the Oct 6, 1976 event. This round of conflict is truly about ideologies. The FFP strongly rejects the military while the armed forces sees its ideology as threatening a change in the status quo," he said.
 

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/special-reports/1657704/unrest-cycle-risks-repeat

More or less what I've been expecting. The Democrat Party been ignored and lost all of its seats in Bangkok! What appears now is a choice between a pro-Thaksin government and an anti-Thaksin government, possibly with the general remaining as PM. Neither one looks exactly inspiring.

 

 

 

 

 




 

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I hate to say it 555

Same same but different!

And will this affect the opening hours of the bars?

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