Bangkok’s election: impossible pledges mask political instability

Bangkok’s election: impossible pledges mask political instability – FT, March 14, 2013
…Somehow, Bangkok bounces back from political and environmental turmoil, repeatedly winning accolades including the “world’s best city”. The number of tourists to Thailand hit a record high last year, investors can’t seem to get enough of Thai equities and GDP growth exceeded all expectations in 2012.
The question is, if the Democrats keep Bangkok, can the governor make good on any of his promises, or at the very least help maintain a power balance with the ruling party stable enough to keep political infighting from spilling out onto the streets?

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One Response to Bangkok’s election: impossible pledges mask political instability

  1. Wisarut says:

    Ai Mae and PT men exp those old comrades [ex CPT men] want to establish One Party System in the same way as Hun Sen DOES and they badly want to reduce the power of His Majesty to be something like King Sihamuni … No wonder, PT men want to win BMA Governor election at all cost even though it is necessary to smear both Democrat and Sukhumband alogn with all other arm twistign through the bribery for DSI, EC police and Prosecutors to do anything in PT men’s favors until Sukhumban getting the red card and Democrat has been dissolved …

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