The democratic imperative of modernising the Democrat Party

Giving Thaksin a run for his money – The Economist, August 4, 2012
…some argue that the failings of the DP are partly responsible for Thailand’s dysfunctional democracy, with its tendency for politics to be played out on the streets or through military coups. That the DP has failed to channel legitimate political sentiments and policies into election-winning platforms has all too often encouraged conservative and royalist activists (such as the Yellow Shirts) to bring central Bangkok to a halt or occupy the capital’s main airport instead…

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