PBS Newshour: John Brandon analyzes Thai elections

July 5, 2011 — PBS Newshour’s The Rundown blog discusses the recent Thai election and the likelihood of national reconciliation after Yingluck Shinawatra’s victory. The Asia Foundation’s John Brandon explains, “If anything, this election has shown that a majority of Thais do not want the military involved in civilian politics.” In addition, he predicted “a post-election honeymoon, at least until the annual October shakeup of the military, which could provide a test of how the new government intends to impose its will on that key institution.” Read the full article: “Thai Election Ushers in New Leader, but Can Political Divide Be Bridged?

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