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Thailand: Voter turnout and 2014 election predictions

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Below are details from the 2006 election, 2007 referendum, 2007 election, and 2011 election: NOTE: From a mixture of Wikipedia (2006 election and 2007 referendum) and old posts (2007 election and 2011 election). For Thai Rak Thai/PPP/Puea Thai, have listed the party-list vote numbers. Below is the percentage of the party-list vote that Puea Thai received for the...

Will the Thai parliament delay the third reading of the constitutional amendments?

By Fri, Jun 08, 2012 11:09AM UTC 4 Comments

There have been a whirlwind of stories over the past few days quoting people on whether the Thai parliament will delay the third reading on the constitutional amendments after the Constitution Court accepted a petition to look into the constitutionality of the amendments. A few days,  the Bangkok Post: Parliament President Somsak Kiatsuranont has decided...

Will disillusioned red shirts vote for the Democrats and Bhum Jai Thai?

By Wed, May 30, 2012 4:00PM UTC Comments Off

The Nation in an article with the headline “Prem accord leaves the red shirts simmering” Although Wichian Khaokham emerged as the election candidate for president of the Udon Thani Provincial Administration Organisation, conflicts between factions in the ruling Pheu Thai Party and red-shirt groups are still far from over. The dispute in the Udon Thani...

Puea Thai’s by-election and local election problems – Part II

By Wed, May 30, 2012 11:00AM UTC Comments Off

As a follow up to last week’s post, there were a few more elections over the weekend.  The Bangkok Post: The wife of former House speaker Yongyuth Tiyaphairat was clearly ahead last night to win the election for Chiang Rai provincial administration organisation (PAO) chairman. With 97% of votes counted, Salakjit Tiyaphairat, who ran with...

Puea Thai’s by-election and local election problems

By Fri, May 25, 2012 2:00AM UTC Comments Off Puea Thai’s by-election and local election problems

The Bangkok Post on April 23: Former Pheu Thai MP Sumet Rithakhani lost the PAO race by 110,974 to 214,429 votes to former PAO head Chan Phuangphet, an independent candidate, according to the unofficial results released yesterday. Mr Sumet resigned from his position as MP to run in the local election, but failed to make enough of an...

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