Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Thai army takes power in coup after talks between rivals fail

Thai soldiers stand in line blocking the entrance to the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand (Source: AP)
Press Trust of India | Bangkok | Posted: May 22, 2014 5:35 pm | Updated: May 22, 2014 9:34 pm

influence of Thaksin, who they say is a corrupt crony capitalist who commandeered a fragile democracy and used taxpayers’ money to buy votes with populist giveaways. They wanted a “neutral” interim prime minister to oversee electoral reforms before any new vote. The government and its supporters said a general election was the best way forward and it had proposed polls on Aug. 3, to be followed by reforms. It would probably win such a vote.

 

 

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