May 14, 2014

Democracy-in-Name-Only in Thailand

Erin Wildermuth, Rare

The Associated Press

Last week, Yingluck Shinawatra became the third prime minister of Thailand to be removed from office by the courts since the military coup that overthrew her brother Thaksin Shinawatra’s regime in 2006. All three Prime Ministers have been accused of being Thaksin’s proxy as he rules from abroad. All three have seen their rule shrouded in political unrest and protests. All three have been democratically elected, and undemocratically removed. Yingluck’s alleged crime was shuffling civil servants back in 2011 to the benefit family members.

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