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Election in February? Debate over election inspectors raises more doubts

By Thai PBS

 

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Doubts grow whether Thais will be able to go to the polls in February

 

For many people, there are good reasons to doubt whether the long-anticipated election will take place within the time frame as outlined in the military junta’s political roadmap?

 

February of 2018 is the time frame that those anxious to see Thailand return to democracy through the ballot box want the military junta to stick to.

 

But an increasing number of politicians are questioning whether it will be kept now that a new factor has emerged that has the potential to delay it.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/election-in-february-debate-over-election-inspectors-raises-more-doubts/

 

 
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44 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

For many people, there are good reasons to doubt whether the long-anticipated election will take place within the time frame as outlined in the military junta’s political roadmap?

so which is it ; are the thai people so inept that they cannot govern themselves outside of the military or is there a political agenda with the boys in green 'force-leading' the way ?

my money is on both

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3 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

And end up with Trump in charge !!! Nooooooooo 🙂

Trump would abuse Thais even more than he abuses Americans (if that is possible). 

So let’s hope that enough Thais rise to the occasion to give the army the boot. 

Enough is enough. 

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5 hours ago, YetAnother said:

so which is it ; are the thai people so inept that they cannot govern themselves outside of the military or is there a political agenda with the boys in green 'force-leading' the way ?

my money is on both

It might be wise not to use your ideas of democracy on other countries, bearing in mind that in most so called democratic countries votes are used to further the interest of max 20% of the population.

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3 hours ago, Eligius said:

You are 100% right, Samui. I completely agree with you that the fakeness of any forthcoming 'election' (if ever it comes in our lifetimes) is so utterly twisted, perverted and corrupt that the Thais and their politicians should rise up NOW and declare in one unified voice: 'We ain't taking this any longer. This election that is being hatched is a SHAM. We will boycott it until PROPER elections - full, free and fair - are held'.

 

Suthep's party will certainly not boycott the election and miss out getting snouts in the trough. 

 

To quote John McEnroe.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0hK1wyrrAU

 

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Military road map?? 

Time frame of Feb. 2018??

Are we talking Feb. 2019 because the 2018 deadline passed 6 mths ago.. Thai PBS obviously don't proof read before an announcement goes to press.. 

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6 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

The election is not on the military juntas road map...

It never was and never will be on their road map..

The public keep bleating on about an election but that just causes the military to come up with more inventive excuses 🙂

Aint gonna happen people, get used to it or get active....

Must happen or there will be big trouble which will make the UN step in and Thailand will be sanctioned. Prayut is no longer accepted as God and hangman.

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Imo. It's hard to create a constitution then elect a leadership to enforce same,  when the majority people of this developing nation are too easily manipulated by the many who promise to fill the begging hands more,.... regardless of the consequences. At the same time this constitution is to satisfy the equivalent of a developed nation whose population realize too much"free" comes with a cost.

Democracy has proven difficult in Thailand. IMO , they're not ready for it. The ones pushing are the ones who want back in the trough.

 

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4 hours ago, Eligius said:

You are 100% right, Samui. I completely agree with you that the fakeness of any forthcoming 'election' (if ever it comes in our lifetimes) is so utterly twisted, perverted and corrupt that the Thais and their politicians should rise up NOW and declare in one unified voice: 'We ain't taking this any longer. This election that is being hatched is a SHAM. We will boycott it until PROPER elections - full, free and fair - are held'.

 

I accept all your points.

 

I also believe there is a valid point about the competence of the electoral commissioners and the voting inspectors. The past track record of both groups is awful / scaly. If there is risk that either group will be less than professional and unbiased then there is risk to free and fair elections.  

 

But I have a much bigger issue as to why the selection of these groups wasn't well structured and completed satisfactorily (first time around) many many months ago. 

 

 

 

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