Don’t delay the election!

From Thairath, December 23, 2013
Cartoon title: Showing his true colors so early…!
On the platform: EC [Election Commission]
Standing on the platform is an EC committee member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn.
On the hand clapper: PDR [the anti-government People’s Democracy Reform Committee]
Sign around his neck: EC committee member Somchai
Men behind the platform are the Pheu Thai Party leader and Interior Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan; Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Surapong Towichakchaikul
Sign above Jarupong reads: Move forward for the February 2, 2014 election
On papers from left: Order–to obstruct–the election
Man blowing whistle in front of the platform is the anti-government protest leader Suthep Thuagsuban. Suthep is campaigning to boycott the February 2 election to reform the country’s politics before setting up another general election.]
On Suthep’s face: Fascist
On his back: Topple the election
Mouse 1: Misconduct
Mouse 2: Protect the election
[This refers to the shock when Election Committee member Somchai openly announced that the February 2 elections should be delayed. This was after the government repeatedly declared that it was impossible to postpone the elections. This is seen by the government as an anti-democratic betrayal and probably as an example of why independent organizations should not have power to intervene in politics.]

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