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Thai party's possible dissolution risks widening generation gap

New fault line is emerging between the young and the old

Thailand's "red versus yellow" political divide is fading, but a new fault line is emerging, this time between the young and the old. The dissolution of the Future Forward Party, which is the second-largest opposition party in Parliament, will most likely widen this cleavage.

While the bitter, sometimes violent conflict over the past decade pitted an emerging middle class against a conservative royalist establishment, the young are now squarely facing off against the old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2020, with the headline 'Thai party's possible dissolution risks widening generation gap'. Subscribe