Can the Democrats learn from past mistakes?
Now that the decree has been issued for an election on October 15, and the disgraceful Election Commission has been removed, a glimmer of light has appeared at the end of the tunnel. There are signs, too, of shifting forces in Thailand’s party politics. A new super-dinosaur party has appeared. The strains inside the Thai Rak Thai Party are beginning to show. The Democrats seem to have woken up. An ABAC poll based on a big national sample shows the Thai Rak Thai still in the lead but by much less than in the last two elections and with a large slab of the electorate currently noncommittal. So the question becomes: what chance do the Democrats have of making a dent in the Thai Rak Thai Party’s electoral dominance? The Democrats were the most successful party of the 1990s. They headed the ruling coalition for almost six of the eight-plus years between the fall of the NPKC junta in 1992, and the electoral triumph of the Thai Rak Thai in 2001. However, each time that the Democrats came to p
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