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Democracy strikes back: Lessons from Thailand

Bridget Welsh  |  Published:  |  Modified:

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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