Thailand's red shirts rally in Bangkok in support of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Picture: AP
Thailand's red shirts rally in Bangkok in support of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Picture: AP
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Middle class and frustrated in Asia? Populist politicians are seeking you out in 2019

  • Thailand, Indonesia, India and Australia go to the polls in 2019 amid a democratic recession and the lure of populist promises
  • But harnessing people power to sweep aside democratic checks and balances is not without its consequences

Thailand's red shirts rally in Bangkok in support of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Picture: AP
Thailand's red shirts rally in Bangkok in support of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Picture: AP
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