02 Jul '11, 7am

A look at Thailand's general election

On Sunday, July 3, Thailand will hold a general election, its second since a 2006 military coup unseated the elected government of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with a population of about 66 million, but its democracy has been plagued by corruption and repeated interference by the military. ___ WHAT'S AT STAKE: Located at a strategic crossroads in Asia filled with repressive neighbors like Myanmar and Communist Laos, Thailand has seen its reputation as a beacon of stability suffer badly over more than five years of political strife set in motion by Thaksin's ouster. After more than a year ruled by a military-backed interim government, a December 2007 election returned a pro-Thaksin party to power. But fresh protests, court rulings and parliamentary maneuvering forced Thaksin's allies out in December 2008 and installed the r...

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