Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Photo: AP

A week before Thailand’s parliament opens, Future Forward’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit launches uphill bid to be prime minister

  • The youthful Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit put his name forward for the top job this week, but with mounting legal woes, a lack of consensus among anti-junta parties, and the scales tipped in the military’s favour, his move is seen as ‘symbolic’
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Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Photo: AP
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his ballot to vote in the general election. Photo: Reuters
Dr Pithaya Pookaman
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Dr Pithaya Pookaman

Thai election: a political laundering by the junta to earn legitimacy

  • A new constitution, a junta-appointed Senate, weakened opposition and allegations of vote rigging. All signs point to Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha keeping his grip on power, writes Pithaya Pookaman

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his ballot to vote in the general election. Photo: Reuters
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