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The generals have washed your Power clean

Thailand's Junta has long used, to the promised elections. After the coup of 2014, the generals had declared again and again that they would allow a return to democracy, but they delayed the vote on the basis of flimsy arguments. At the end of March, the Thais were allowed to leave, finally, but still her voice. For six weeks, you have felt, and the result waited for. Now, many will not be in for a rude awakening: It looks like the country would return to these elections, on the path of democracy.

The army proves its strong will, to cement the control of the state. And this will be reflected very clearly in the way the elections were prepared and how they finally expired. Particularly questionable is the calculation formula that was conjured out of the hat, in order to influence the distribution of seats in the future Parliament.

The vote was already in the run-up neither free nor fair, although everything was orderly and quiet.

Instead of focusing on the Constitution, has given in to the election Commission, apparently, the pressure of the army, and otherwise calculated in Accordance with the official result of the house, with its 500 members now more fragmented than expected. 27 parties were represented, 11 of them have only a single seat. The fragmentation of the military in the hands.

A credible election has not experienced Thailand: The vote was already in the run-up neither fair nor free, even if they remained largely calm and orderly. The democratic forces in the country are now shocked and frustrated, while General Prayuth Chan-ocha and to be close to the military of the coven have a good chance of governance to continue. Prayuth has been hiding his desire to stay Prime, never. However, it has to be yet officially the king's favor given. Without the blessing of the monarch, no one can steer the state in Thailand.

generals promote political instability

The generals following two objectives. They want to control the government in the long term, and at the same time the imperfections of the junta rule to get rid of. Her path is reminiscent of the dubious procedures that you know from the business world: There are ways of making money of questionable origin whitewash. Similarly, the Junta politically. She has prepared the choice as a wash, and now hopes that the democratic ticket may be enough to Thailand's government international make presentable again.

The losers are the large democratic parties, the questionable formula to be curtailed in its Power. And you have to fight with an additional hurdle: The army, all senators, of this right in the Constitution. Rarely putschists have used so much time and effort to stage their pseudo-democratic transformation. And for the time being, it looks as if the generals had reached their destination.

But how stable can be a System that protects the privileges and benefices of a conservative segment of the population, can organize by fair means no more fixes? Thailand controls in troubled times, far from genuinely democratic conditions. And the military loses in this way, more and more of its credibility: It is to guarantee order, but in truth, the generals carry only Thailand's chronic instability.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.05.2019, 19:15 PM

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