Thai army takes power in coup after talks between rivals fail

Thailand has been gripped by bouts of political instability for more than seven years.

Thai soldiers stand in line blocking the entrance to the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand (Source: AP)
By: Press Trust of India | Bangkok | 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.



First Published on: May 22, 2014 5:35 pmSingle Page Format
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