Electoral officials prepare ballot boxes and voting documents for distribution at an office in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Campaign dust settles as Thailand prepares for roller-coaster election

  • Thailand will hold its first general election on Sunday since the junta ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago
  • The election, will, at best return Thailand to a semi-democratic system no matter the results, observers say
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Electoral officials prepare ballot boxes and voting documents for distribution at an office in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.