Both hand out money for votes

From Manager, November 26, 2018
Left, Thaksin: Democracy is eatable!
On the bag: Populism
Prayut: Dictatorship…is also eatable!
On the bag: People’s state

[Refers to the junta’s “People’s State” policy which has been criticized as being similar to Thaksin’s populist policies.
Thaksin was derided during his time in office and also during the Pheu Thai-led government years for finding ways to dole out money directly to his supporters to ensure government popularity.
The junta, while criticizing these policies, has copied them directly, also handing out free money in the run-up to an election.]

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