Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Quick Clarification About Thai Politics

Most of the news agencies in the US don't understand what just happened in Thai politics today, so I'll explain.

The constitutional court, which presides over election fraud, declared that all three political parties committed fraud in the last election, disbanded them, and banned their leaders from politics for three years. The max sentence is 5 years, but they didn't get the max.

The court did not say when this would take effect. The court did not say when they would say.

So the Thai parliament is disbanded, and new elections must be held, but nobody knows when, yet.

Meanwhile, the King's birthday is the 5th, which is the 4th USA time, and he will make his usual birthday speech. He may also make a less than usual speech about what the state of the government ought to be. When the king speaks, everyone listens, and most obey.
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