Thai Trojan Horse

From Arun, November 20, 2020
Title: Gifts from the NCPO 250
On the Trojan horse: Constitution 60

[Refers to the current constitution that came into force in the year B.E. 2560 (2017). This constitution returns Thailand to its fully appointed senate with the power vote for the PM. This effectively gives the military a veto over an prime minister candidate.
Such an arrangement is not unusual for Thai politics, but it was thought that the process of democratization would wipe out such unrepresentative bodies. Indeed, much of the political churn since the early 1990s was aimed at ensuring a fully elected senate.
Thus the charter is portrayed like a Trojan horse with the senate inside that prevents any real change and gives power to unelected bodies.
See also: Thailand’s Half Democracy
See also: Do all Thai roads lead to Singapore?]

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