2019 Election in Thailand and Year Forward – Dr. Punchada Sirivunnabood
by Dr. Punchada Sirivunnabood, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Southeast Asia Observatory, cycle 2019-2020, Mai 2019
The 2019 General Election is the first election after over five years of a military regime led by Prayut Chan-ocha. After six delays, the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) set the election for 24 March 2019 from 8 am to 5 pm. This election decided the MPs and Prime Minister of Thailand. Since the March 24 election, the weeks have been filled with confusion, uncertainty, and anticipation for the final results to be announced. It remains unclear which party will be able to form a government. The long-awaited and delayed election, one of the most significant elections in Asia in the last five years, so far has brought more confusion than clarity.
- Electoral System and Its Surprises
- Military and the 2019 Election
- 20-year National Strategy
- Thailand as the Chair of ASEAN in 2019
- Foreign Policy toward Major Powers after 2019 Election