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Thailand’s ‘flawed’ democracy leaves voters in limbo

Thailand’s ‘flawed’ democracy leaves voters in limbo

Following a general election, Thailand remains trapped in political limbo as it will take weeks for a definitive result to be announced.

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Thai politics are a tinder box, and the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch just dropped a match in.

Bishop in Thailand, but don’t mention the C-word

Bishop in Thailand, but don’t mention the C-word

Julie Bishop has visited Thailand, the highest-ranking Abbott government member to do so, but funnily enough she did not seem to want to see the refugee's paradise that is Cambodia.

Yingluck is right, democracy is dead in Thailand

Yingluck is right, democracy is dead in Thailand

The military junta that controls Thailand is looking every inch a dictatorship.

In Thailand old traditions die hard

In Thailand old traditions die hard

Is it possible to have a just coup? The Thais might find the cure worse than the disease, reports our anonymous stringer in Bangkok

Thailand’s ‘roadmap to democracy’ filled with detours and potholes

Thailand’s ‘roadmap to democracy’ filled with detours and potholes

Thailand has promised that it will return to some semblance of democracy -- in 15 months' time. Is the "roadmap to democracy" just a ploy?

Don’t confuse protest marches with PR stunts

Don’t confuse protest marches with PR stunts

Crikey readers have their say on Thailand, Manus Island and the effectiveness of protest marches

The unspoken but crucial role of the royal family in Thailand’s current crisis

The unspoken but crucial role of the royal family in Thailand’s current crisis

The current crisis in Thailand has a good deal to do with those who support Thailand's crown prince and those who want the princess to ascend to the throne. But you won't read about that in Thailand.

Thailand’s poor lose their voice, but they have changed the game

Thailand’s poor lose their voice, but they have changed the game

Thailand's army has declared martial law and has taken over control of the government. But although the "red shirts" are likely to lose some of their power, they will not lose their political literacy.

Life under martial law in Thailand: the hot and bothered rally

Life under martial law in Thailand: the hot and bothered rally

Red shirts and yellow shirts sweat it out in Thailand's tropical heat on opposite sides of Bangkok as ordinary Thais try to go about their business, ignoring the uneasy peace and presence of soldiers.