The master plan : snap elections after amendment of the Constitution

The master plan of the PPP is becoming much clearer.

A few days ago, the Prime Minister said : “if the parties are dissolved, there will be a House dissolution. The coalition government can no longer stay on. There will have to be a new general election“ (read here).

But today, the music a has changed… a lot.

Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej on Thursday hinted there would be a snap election after the completion of charter amendments.

Samak spoke to Thai expatriates at the Thai Embassay during his visit to Malaysia.

The charter rewrite is for the future and this government will not be the one using the revised provisions because there will be the general election after completing the amendments,” he said as reported by Thai News Agency. (Nation)

I think it’s pretty clear now. We will have general elections… Soon.

😉

For that matter, what the government is doing right now is easy to understand : short term policies, in order to boost the popularity of the PPP… in order to secure a large victory, or at least the same victory than last december.

Question : who will lead the PPP (or another party, if the PPP is disbanded) ? 😉

The political struggle continues to gain intensity. How will react the “opponents” (the previous Junta) to this striking news ?

The generals took great care to design a constitution (tailored to their needs : weaken political parties) last august. Then after, they lost the general elections of december.

But now, it’s likely that they are going to loose their constitution… and loose the next elections !

Total failure. Therefore we could expect some kind of reactions from them.

UPDATE
Some people at the PPP and the government tried thursday night to deny and said that Samak has been “misquoted“. Sure.
Here is the quote, from TNA (government controled news agency) : “This government may not have an opportunity to count on the amended charter (to benefit its own working conditions). There will be a general election after the amendments are completed. It is the next government that will use it,” he said.

1 Response to “The master plan : snap elections after amendment of the Constitution”


  1. 1 Job 24 April 2008 at 11:59 am

    Here is complete quote from the agency TNA.

    “This government may not have an opportunity to count on the amended charter (to benefit its own working conditions). There will be a general election after the amendments are completed. It is the next government that will use it,” he said.

    http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=3961

    It’s indeed very clear…

    Funny to see tonight the spokeman says that Samak was “misquoted” and that there is no plan for elections !

    they have no shame.


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