After the Landslide Victory, Rural Thais Will Not Be Ignored
Very good analysis by the Associated Press on the outcome of the 2011 General Elections in Thailand:
“The lesson is that the persons who believe they make the best decisions for Thailand – the unelected at the head of the military and in other institutions that have long had a hand in political decision-making – are not with most voting Thais,” said Kevin Hewison, a Thai scholar at the University of North Carolina.
“Even with a third-string team, the people have chosen (Pheu Thai) in what for Thailand is a landslide. That’s an emphatic statement about the wrongs that have been done since the 2006 coup. It remains to be seen if the ‘unelected bosses’ are listening.”