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King wants the courts to resolve Thai election deadlock

BangkokPundit links to Thai newspaper stories that have the Thai king declaring that he will not intervene to appoint a prime minister. The king is asking the country's top courts to help resolve the deadlock. Even after two rounds of elections there is no clear winner as boycotts have led to 13 seats remaining vacant. The parliament cannot convene to form a new government until all the seats of the lower house are filled.

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  • Cherry Blossom

    It is about time the Thai people realised what is happening when the King “removes” himself from affairs or puts it back on the people. He has taken the country for a ride and lives on the fat of the land whilst the people have led an increasingly impoverished life – all since King Bhumibol Adulyadej came to power 60 years ago and built up what was then a decaying royalty. The governments have become increasingly corrupt and it is almost a police state – you daren’t voice your concerns about the King’s part in the state of affairs for fear of attacks or arrest. Over the past few months he has distanced himself from politicval turmoil – why? So when it all turns to custard he can say “I never had a part of it” yet according to his very own country’s constitution (that gives freedom of speech unless it is speech about the royal family) he has the final say in the governing of the country and is responsible for all the laws coming into effect.

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