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Thailand's political charade for power

The delay in calling elections in Thailand could indicate that the Thai military regime wants to hang on for longer.

Unlike some of its neighbours, Thailand has had a hard time scheduling an election.

As its military regime is poised to surpass four years in power next month and last longer than all elected governments in the past, Thailand's election road map has been postponed several times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 17, 2018, with the headline 'Thailand's political charade for power'. Print Edition | Subscribe