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Thailand's elections: stability, but growth for whom?

Thailand faces a day of reckoning on March 24, 2019. Not everyone is in favour of the military-led government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha extending its hold on power. Prinn Panitchpakdi, governor of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, thinks the government did “a brilliant job of creating a more stable environment for business to prosper”. But Chiang Mai University’s Prof Tanet Charoenmaung and Democratic Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva both say that the ordinary people have suffered.

Thailand's elections: stability, but growth for whom?

20 Mar 2019 07:49pm
Thailand faces a day of reckoning on March 24, 2019. Not everyone is in favour of the military-led government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha extending its hold on power. Prinn Panitchpakdi, governor of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, thinks the government did “a brilliant job of creating a more stable environment for business to prosper”. But Chiang Mai University’s Prof Tanet Charoenmaung and Democratic Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva both say that the ordinary people have suffered.

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