Phalang Pracharat, a political party closely associated with Thailand’s military government has named current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as a candidate to become the next premier if it forms a government after next month's election. Photo: AP

In Thailand, election campaigning has a real case of military fatigue

  • As candidates prepare for the March 24 polls, even the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Chart Party is struggling to keep up with new campaign rules put in place by the junta-influenced Electoral Commission
Topic |   Thailand

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Phalang Pracharat, a political party closely associated with Thailand’s military government has named current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as a candidate to become the next premier if it forms a government after next month's election. Photo: AP
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Panthongtae, or “Oak”, Thaksin’s 39-year-old only son, is the latest Shinawatra to be standing for election. Photo: AFP

Thai election: can Shinawatras keep it in the family, again?

  • It’s nearly voting time in Thailand (if the junta doesn’t blink) and that means just one thing: Shinawatra family members seeking election
  • But not everyone is convinced the family that’s won every election since 2001 has the pulling power it once did
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Panthongtae, or “Oak”, Thaksin’s 39-year-old only son, is the latest Shinawatra to be standing for election. Photo: AFP
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