Thailand Simmers on the Edge
from Asia Unbound and Asia Program

Thailand Simmers on the Edge

Thailand's political environment is tense in the run-up to the 2023 national elections.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives before the fourth no-confidence vote at the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2022.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives before the fourth no-confidence vote at the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2022. Thirasupa/Reuters

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With national elections planned for early 2023, the mood within the Thai parliament, opposition activists, and even members of the ruling pro-military coalition is increasingly sour. Protests have been simmering over recent weeks in Bangkok. This growing anger sets the stage for political chaos in the coming months—and possibly a highly problematic election next year. 

For more of my analysis of Thailand's precarious political moment, see my new World Politics Review article, available here

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