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Census or election? What is the better way out of Thailand’s stalemate?

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Chaiwat Satha-Anand is professor of political science, Thammasat University, and chairperson of the Strategic Nonviolence Commission, Thailand Research Fund has an op-ed in the Bangkok Post stating “Census holds key to defusing stalemate”. He states: Elections, admittedly with all their imperfections, are one of the most significant innovations in conflict resolution because “we the people”...

Thailand’s court rules elections invalid

By Fri, Mar 21, 2014 2:45PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled general elections held in February invalid in a fresh blow to the embattled prime minister. The judges on Friday voted 6-3 to declare the Feb. 2 vote unconstitutional because elections were not held in 28 constituencies, where anti-government protesters had prevented candidates from registering. The constitution says...

Thai court nullifies February election

By Fri, Mar 21, 2014 2:00PM UTC 3 Comments Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra casts her vote in February's election. Pic: AP.

UPDATE (13:00 Bkk Time March 21): Within the last hour, the Court has nullified the election. Reuters: Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday nullified a February 2 general election in a ruling that will further delay the formation of a new government after months of street protests aimed at bringing down Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The...

Thai opposition petitions court to annul election

By Tue, Feb 04, 2014 6:52PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s main opposition party petitioned a court Tuesday to annul last weekend’s national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country’s political paralysis. The Democrat Party’s petition to the Constitutional Court also urges the dissolution of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ruling party, which called Sunday’s elections in a...

Thai elections peaceful, but crisis far from over

By Mon, Feb 03, 2014 11:54AM UTC 1 Comment An anti-government protester gestures to pro-election supporters outside Din Daeng polling station in Bangkok Sunday. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand held nationwide elections without bloodshed Sunday despite widespread fears of violence. But the country's bitter political crisis is far from over, and one of the next flash points is likely to be an effort to nullify the vote....

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