Tag Archives: 2019 election

Thanathorn punished by the junta’s EC

For the junta’s puppet Election Commission, the 2019 election is far from over. For the next few months it is likely to seek to further slant the result in favor of the junta’s party and its allies. It will do this by disqualifying and banning MPs and perhaps will even seek to dissolve another party. […]

The monarchy, military two-step

Since the Cold War era, the relationship between the military and monarchy has been close, with predominance see-sawing between the two pillars of Thai authoritarianism. Several times, the military has murdered and massacred in the name of the monarchy. The monarch appreciated their work. The monarchy has long danced with dictators. The current military dictatorship […]

On stealing the election XIV

It is not just PPT saying that the junta has stolen the 2019 election, aided and abetted by the Election Commission and other no-longer-independent agencies. Here the Bangkok Post and The Economist: The Bangkok Post has an editorial that calls the EC’s party-list allocation a “hijacking”: Whether it is driven by a political agenda or […]

On stealing the election XIII

Within minutes of the Election Commission handing out party list seats to a gaggle of mostly unknown micro-parties, all but one of them have put up their individual hand to give their seat to the junta’s Palang Pracharath. The other party will join “soon.” Perhaps they have to go to the bank first. This situation […]

On stealing the election XII

As expected, the military junta has “won” the “election” it spent five years rigging, but only just and thanks to puppet agencies that went to work massaging the “election” results. After the junta-supporting Constitutional Court ruled that the puppet Election Commission was empowered to decide how to “count” votes for the party list system, the […]

Junta, ISOC and the “election” outcome

With the military junta about to complete its transition from military dictatorship to military-backed government, with the unelected Senate about to be named and the gaggle of party-list seats also about to be announced, a couple of lines in a story in the Bangkok Post caught our eye: One of the NCPO’s greatest achievements is […]

Blame the EC

As the Constitutional Court accepts the “Ombudsman’s request for a ruling on the constitutionality of the Election Commission’s formula to calculate party-list MPs for political parties and will rule next Wednesday,” the EC continues a quiet and opaque process of disqualification. It has “disqualified 11 former MP candidates of eight parties, effectively excluding another 12,000 […]