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News Thailand: Thailand is holding its first election after five years of military rule. Here's what you need to know

News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/22/thailand-votes-in-general-election-after-five-years-of-military-rule.html
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

Voters in Thailand will choose their next government on March 24 — after five years of living under military rule. The outcome of the election is unpredictable and could reignite tensions between ...

News Thailand: What to Expect From Thailand’s Long-Awaited Election

News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/what-to-expect-from-thailands-long-awaited-election/2019/03/21/6053ceda-4c48-11e9-8cfc-2c5d0999c21e_story.html
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

Thailand has endured many military coups since ending its absolute monarchy in 1932. The current stretch of army rule has been the longest since the early 1970s; junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized ...

News Thailand: What Thailand's First Transgender Candidate for Prime Minister Says About the First Election in 8 Years

News source: http://time.com/longform/pauline-ngarmpring-thailand-trans-elections/
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

Just a few more days of outright dictatorship to go, and Pauline Ngarmpring is making one last push for votes at the core of her constituency: Silom Soi 4, also known as Bangkok’s “gay alley.”

News Thailand: Timeline: Thailand's turbulent politics over two decades

News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/timeline-thailands-turbulent-politics-over-two-decades-062251387.html
Publicated on: hursday 21 March 2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has seen two coups, duelling street demonstrations and political instability over most of the past two decades, much of it centred around the divisive figure of Thaksin ...

News Thailand: In Thailand's restive deep south, election stirs rare enthusiasm

News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/thailands-restive-deep-south-election-stirs-rare-enthusiasm-111714047.html
Publicated on: hursday 21 March 2019

YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - Pateemoh Poh-itaeda-oh, 39, has lost four family members to violence in Thailand's deep south, where a Muslim separatist movement has fought against rule from Bangkok for 15 ...

News Thailand: Could Thailand’s military lose the election it rigged?

News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/could-thailands-military-lose-the-election-it-rigged/2019/03/22/a0258950-4bf2-11e9-9663-00ac73f49662_story.html
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

NEARLY FIVE years after staging a coup, and after many broken promises to restore democracy, Thailand’s military is at last allowing the semblance of a national election on Sunday. After years of ...

News Thailand: Thailand Bans Alcohol as 51 Million Voters Prepare for Election

News source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-22/thailand-bans-alcohol-as-51-million-voters-prepare-for-election
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

About 51 million people are set to vote in Thailand’s general election after almost five years under a military government that’s now looking to bring its leader back as prime minister. The junta ...

News Thailand: Thailand’s princess Ubolratana attends wedding of Thaksin Shinawatra’s daughter in Hong Kong

News source: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3002904/thailands-princess-ubolratana-attends-wedding-thaksin
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

’s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya was present at the wedding of the controversial former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s youngest daughter in Hong Kong on Friday. The princess, whose bid to run as ...

News Thailand: Thailand's election highlights the struggle for women to enter politics following princess's ban

News source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-23/thai-princess-ban-re-highlights-female-struggle-in-politics/10920044
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

When Thai Princess Ubolratana Mahidol was nominated as a prime ministerial candidate, her younger brother King Maha Vajiralongkorn was quick to quash her bid in no uncertain terms. Thailand is listed ...

News Thailand: Voting in Thailand's hybrid democracy

News source: https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/world/voting-in-thailands-hybrid-democracy/ar-BBUZ2BO
Publicated on: uesday 19 March 2019

When the Thai army seized power in May 2014, it described it as a coup to end all coups. The army had failed to do the job properly during the previous attempt, in 2006, one of the coup leaders told ...

News Thailand: US ‘keen’ for Thailand to return to elected government, top diplomat says

News source: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3002881/us-keen-thailand-return-elected-government-top-diplomat
Publicated on: Friday 22 March 2019

diplomat, amid expectations that civilian rule will allow the treaty allies to normalise bilateral relations. W. Patrick Murphy, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific ...

News Thailand: Thailand's Siam bank in exclusive talks with FWD for insurance unit sale

News source: https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/thailands-siam-bank-exclusive-talks-063917236.html
Publicated on: hursday 21 March 2019

BANGKOK, March 22 (Reuters) - Thailand's Siam Commercial Bank Pcl (SCB) said on Friday it had entered into exclusive talks with Hong Kong-based insurer FWD Group for the sale of its life insurance ...