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TIME Magazine: Just 14% of Thais Identify as Red

May 10, 2011 — An article in TIME discusses Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolving parliament and announcing national elections on July 3. The author, Robert Horn, explains Thailand’s recent political history and the candidates for election. According to The Asia Foundation’s 2010 National Survey of the Thai Electorate: Exploring National Consensus and Color Polarization, the majority of Thais do not have a strong color affiliation and “only 14% of those surveyed voiced support for the [Red Shirts].” Read the full article: “Thai Parliament Dissolves: Let the Campaign Season Begin.”

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