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Thailand’s National Election

June 29, 2011

Since the emergence of Thailand’s Yellow and Red movements, many observers have maintained that Thai citizens are deeply divided into two polarized camps: one comprised of traditional ruling elites, the other, of under-privileged rural masses. On July 3, Thais head to the polls in the first national election since violent protests left 91 dead in May last year. The Asia Foundation’s recent National Survey of Thailand tests the degree to which Thailand has truly become polarized, and gives insight into what issues are most important to Thais as they select their next government.

Related locations: Thailand
Related programs: Elections
Related topics: Thai Elections

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