What do you do when you faced an election you can’t win? For Thailand, the opposition party there decided that the answer is to cause a riot and block the election from going through.
Taking a page out of the Egyptian military government’s playbook, the main opposition Democrat Party’s supporters are trying to cause chaos on the streets of Bangkok to delay or cancel the election set on 2nd Feb. The Democrat Party also announced that they will boycott the general election, an election they were certain to lose, because the election process needs “reform”.
What a bunch of crybabies!
The ruling Puea Thai Party didn’t change anything to get into power, but they worked hard in northern Thailand to secure a powerbase and then used it to get into power. Even after getting in power, they didn’t change anything and continued to win elections after elections.
The Democrat Party’s reaction to the rise of the Puea Thai Party for the past 12 years has been nothing short of self-defeating. Instead of getting down to the ground to get support back in the north, they are trying to stop a free and fair election! Even in Singapore, with an unfair biased election system geared for the ruling party, you don’t see our opposition parties trying to stop any election. They knuckled down and work the ground.
It seems that’s not the case in Thailand. They rather try to stop the election all together. The fact that a political party called the Democrat is trying to stop an election is so ironic it’s not even laughable. It’s just pathetic.