PPP wins. But fails short of a majority. Democrats are following. Like always. And small parties are back to where they belong : fiction.
Here is a quick summary of the general elections.
A few comments :
-exactly like many people predicted : the general elections solved basically nothing. The country remains deeply divided.
-thanks to a twisted Constitution and electorals laws, it’s back to the future with an institutionalized instability. PPP will probably form a government, but the road will be very bumpy. The military will watch carefully each of the new government’s steps.
-One Coup d’Etat and 15 months of Junta… for that ? To see Thaksin coming back? What a huge lost of face for the generals in their tight and shiny uniform. It’s a disgrace.
-The Junta and its leader Sonthi are in a corner : they can’t launch a second coup. They are caught in their own rethorical trap.
They promised free and fair elections to “restore democracy”… well thai people listened to them ! We are back TO SQUARE ONE.
-The responsability of the Junta is huge : during their 15 months of governement, they did… nothing. I mean nothing new. Nothing real for the people. Instead, they followed a very conservative agenda and pursued some stupid and childish obsessions. I won’t go into details : just read mypast posts…
Even if I never had a lot of illusions, I feel today bitter.
The country is facing obviously a dark future.
And unfortunatly, if I may say, this website ThaiCrisis is likely to continue… for a long time.
Anyway. It’s time now for a few hollidays. I’ll be back to work on january 2.