2019 general election
23 Jan 2019
The Royal Decree announcing a general election was issued earlier today (23 January 2019), and the Election Commission is scheduled to meet this afternoon to set a date for the election.
21 Jan 2019
On Saturday 19th January 2019, pro-election protesters held demonstrations at Thammasat University and Khok Wua intersection; the demonstration sites were changed to avoid clashes with pro-delay protesters. Protesters at Thammasat University, ThaprachanSource: Prachatai
15 Jan 2019
We Watch (Youth Network for Election Watch and Democracy), a nonprofit organization aimed to promote people's political participation, hold a survey about youth's role in the upcoming election. With 1,118 samples and 3 months of data collection from September - December 2018, information will be used for promoting political participation.
13 Jan 2019
Sunday 13 January 2019 saw more protests in the Ratchaprasong area of Bangkok and different provinces in Thailand, including Ubonratchathani, Phayao, Phrae, Nakhon Pathom, Mahasarakham, and Chiang Rai. This was the third protest in Bangkok after the NCPO revoked its ban on people's freedom of expression. Protest at Ratchaprasong
11 Jan 2019
Under the principals of a parliamentary democracy, an “outsider” Prime Minister is a Prime Minister who is not a Member of Parliament.
8 Jan 2019
Banging empty plastic bottles to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You", protesters gathered at the BTS Skywalk in the Ratchaprasong area of Bangkok and marched around the iconic Central World department store to demonstrate against the election delay.
7 Jan 2019
Future Forward Party, a new progressive political party led by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a famous millionaire, ran an online poll regarding military conscription in Thailand. From 24-31 December 2018, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit posted an opinion poll on his facebook page with a message: You can choose. #FutureForwardParty proposes a military reform policy for a modern army. End conscription, have a voluntary armed force except during wartime, cut the military establishment by half to 170,000, reduce the number of generals from 1,600 to 400.
6 Jan 2019
A demonstration was held at the Victory Monument BTS station sky walk earlier this afternoon to protest against another potential delay to the general election, previously planned for 24 February 2019.
6 Jan 2019
The people must demand the right to election, and not only that demand, but also transparency and fainess[in the election]. Not just somebody, this country must belong to everyone.
6 Jan 2019
As student outrage about the election delay pushed the Twitter hashtag "Delayed Again. You Mother******" into the national and global top 10, the Prime Minister has responded, but students continue to channel their frustration. Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha, head of the NCPO and Prime Minister (File/Twitter @prayuthofficial)
4 Jan 2019
On the afternoon of 3rd January 2019, after Wissanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, declared that the election was likely to be delayed to an unspecified date due to the announcement of the Coronation, a ranting hashtag on Twitter, #เลื่อนแม่มึงดิ (Luen Mae Mueng Di: Delayed Again, You Mother***), soared to No. 1 in Thailand as Thai high school students expressed their outrage. The hashtag even reached the global top 10 for a while.
4 Jan 2019
The general election, provisionally set for 24 February 2019, is most likely to be delayed to avoid conflicting with the coronation ceremony, says Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.