Thursday, June 16, 2011


Thailand will have their much anticipated elections on July 3rd.  The Peau Thai (red shirt allies) are led by Yingluck Shinwatra, the younger sister of deposed PM Thaksin Shinwatra.  Recent PM Abhisit will lead the Democrat party.  Of course there are also many smaller parties.

Ms. Yingluck has apparently grown in popularity in recent weeks.  Her brother has described her as his "clone".

There is a very good chance that Thailand will end up with a coalition government.  It is very likely that the Peau Thai part will win the most seats, but will not win enough to form a government by itself.  The question then will be whether they can ally with some of the smaller parties to form a government.

I need to get some photos of the campaign signs in the next few days.  Some of them are really bad.

We will be out of the country during the election.  Hopefully things will be calm upon our return.

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