A Pheu Thai supporter in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Thai election: for voters, any policy you like, as long as it’s Thaksinomics

  • Images of Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra are banned on the campaign trail, but their legacy lives on
  • The populist economic policies that swept them to power are being copied by all sides in this election – even the royal-military bloc that deposed them
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A Pheu Thai supporter in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s Future Forward party is courting the youth vote in a kingdom plagued by coups. Photo: AFP

No more coups: in fight to reform Thai military, millennials are a secret weapon

  • The billionaire’s Future Forward is among a group of parties that plan to end the culture of coups d’etat should they take power after the March 24 polls
  • While resistance from the junta is fierce, these parties have a bastion of support – millennial voters who are against the army’s outsize influence
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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s Future Forward party is courting the youth vote in a kingdom plagued by coups. Photo: AFP
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