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"thaksin shinawatra" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:11 min | 3 years ago

"thaksin shinawatra" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To simply but names and logos today and these on all be much smaller parties the big parties in particular the party of the exiled former prime minister thaksin shinawatra was ousted by the coup and has won every election for the last two decades their turn comes in a month's time when they will be allowed to start contacting their members and eventually to hold of a meeting and rarely behind all of this you know the generals have been waiting long time and constantly delayed timetable for an election essentially you have to remember that the aim of the coupmakers walls to finish the chinnawat family and the the dominant party put time in politics at least weaken it and the new rules have applied to elections they hope will do that and we begin to see in the next few months parties emerge some of which have explicitly stated that the goal is to keep the current prime minister the general who led the coup general priority in power under a new elected government if that was going to be my next question weakest essentially those who orchestrated the in some ways that just hoping to strengthen their influence with this yeah i mean the the problem is that when they took power in two thousand fourteen they claimed at the time it was to end political strife but then the party dow's decline in the military was involved in that strife but also to bring reconciliation tonneins politics has been bitterly divided for ten years but really radial they've done is they've cut of sas on the country stifled political activity that hasn't really been any political reconciliation and puts high which have always been the largest party a quite angry i think the militry genuinely fears that if they get back into power there will be retribution and so i think general priorities hoping that somehow although put thai texans party will remain begum popula the perhaps a lot of other little parties can cobbled together enough strength to form a coalition that keep him in power it's all very fluid and the generals a still quite clearly nervous even about their deadline of next february for an election correspondent jonathan head in bangkok thank you it's estimated that diabetes affects more than four hundred million people around the world the name actually covers two different diseases currently known.