Dec 26 2007

WorldView: Merry Christmas, Thailand

Published by at 12:50 am under Uncategorized

Democracy is restored (sort of) to the Land of Smiles.

The junta has stepped down and it looks like the democrats are back in. Of course, there were a few bumps along the way: The Asian Network for Free Elections, or ANFREL, an Asian election watchdog, said Tuesday that several political parties practiced pre-election vote-buying. It cited in-kind gifts, cash handouts, electronic transfers of money, payments to attend party rallies and free sightseeing trips.

Yikes. Two steps forward, one step back.

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