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Democracy strikes back: Lessons from Thailand

Bridget Welsh

Published
Modified 5 Jul 2011, 3:24 am

COMMENT The landslide victory of Thailand’s Pheu Thai (PT) in Sunday’s parliamentary election reflects broader trends that are affecting South-East Asia, including Malaysia. The Thai people in a clear mandate signalled that they wanted better and fairer governance and overwhelmingly rejected the authoritarian rule of Abhisit Vejjajiva’s Democrat Party.

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