Skip to comments.Thai coup leaders' goal: Democracy on their terms [limit impact of elections]
Posted on 06/17/2014 2:17:00 AM PDT by expat1000
BANGKOK (AP) From the day Thailand's military coup leader seized power last month, he has promised unspecified reforms to restore stability and return to civilian rule and democracy. Yet, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has mentioned a striking obstacle to a "fully functional democracy" elections.
According to the general, elections themselves have contributed to years of bitter political division and sometimes-violent street protests in Thailand. The military says intractable turmoil forced it to step in and topple a government for the second time in a decade.
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