"the People are voting against the military – which retains the power anyway."
"So the result may very well be in Thailand on Sunday holds its first parliamentary elections in eight years, since the ruling military junta written about the constitution to their own advantage."
"the Junta who seized power in 2014 with a promise to save the country from repeated coups, short-lived civilian governments and protests. But the voters of the swedes, and many other semesterfirares, south-east asian paradise is still equally divided."
"That was in the past, the power struggle between the junta's supporters – establishment and urban middle – class and the inhabitants of the rural areas in the north and northeast which supports the forces loyal to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is living in exile."
"The latter hoping for a clear majority of the 500 seats in the lower house of parliament, the house of representatives, that are at stake in Sunday's elections. Opinion polls suggest that it can go."
"But to win the people's vote means no right to form the government and appoint the prime minister. The ärkerojalistiska military thinking, namely, not to leave politics, but has written about the constitution in order to ensure continuity of power to the junta. The whole of parliament's upper house, the senate, with 250 of the mandate, added by the military. And the senate and the house of representatives shall jointly appoint regeringsbildare."
"It means that juntavänliga parties just need to be selected on the 126 items in the house of representatives to get to appoint the next government, while Thaksins auxiliaries need to win the 376 sites in the same chamber in order to get the power. The sounds, however, not to be discouraged, according to Sudarat Keyuraphan, premiärministerkandidat for the party, Pheu Thai, with ties to Thaksin."
"Now they (the junta) created a new halvdemokratisk structure that is able them to hold on to power, so we will explain it to the people and put an end to this once and for all," she says to Reuters."
"Thaksin won the support of its policies that would benefit the poor, but was seen by opponents as a corrupt populist, a rich media mogul, who not rarely were compared with Italy's Silvio Berlusconi."
"the Junta's party Palang Pracharat set up with the sitting prime minister Prayuth Chan-O-Cha as the main name. During his rule, the fear spread among the opposition. Dissidents have been convicted of lèse majesté cases, victims of arbitrary police action on the basis of the activities on the internet, and radiopersonligheter who have fled to the neighboring country of Laos have disappeared or been found dumped in a border."
"In Sunday's elections in Thailand for the house of commons, the house of representatives, is 68 candidates for the post of prime minister, but the fight is mainly between these two:"
"the Junta's leader and incumbent prime minister who has tried to have a softer, folkligare image ahead of the elections. On his Instagramkonto he has pictures of himself when he was cooking and train rides with small children. Prayuth has also written a ballad about the benefits provided by democracy with the title "
"The 65-year-old former army chief was the one who led the military coup in 2014 that ousted Yingluck Shinawatras government after violent protests."
"Prayuth leads the party Phalang Pracharat and is popular among ärkerojalister and the Bangkokbaserade the elite. Since the coup he has been behind the creation of the upper house of parliament, the senate, which gives him a huge advantage when the parliament shall appoint the prime minister."
"the top candidate for the Pheu Thai party with ties to the former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, which was overthrown in the military coup of 2014, and has support in the countryside."
"Sudarat sat in Thaksins government, but were forbidden to hold public office in the five years since the latter's overthrow in 2006."
"She is the leader of the opposition since the allied party Thai Raksa Chart this month denied the right to stand in the election. The constitutional court then decided that the party violated the election code by appointment of king Maha Vajiralongkorns sister, exprinsessan Ubolratana, who premiärministerkandidat. The king took the open away from her candidacy."