Quick update on the fun going on down in Bangkok. A couple of hours ago Thailand elected a new Prime Minister. For the Americans reading this, the process did not involve the whole population voting, the system worked closer to the British way of organising things. I guess they do hold popular elections here, but because this was a special circumstance, that didn’t happen.
New PM in Thailand. Opposition wins.
December 15, 2008 by Marianne
So since the old political party got kicked out and disbanded last week, members of parliament voted for who they wanted their leader to be – and the opposition party won. That would be the party who made themselves comfortable hanging out in the airports recently. So we’ll see what happens now.
Will the rural population finally get mad enough to have an effect? We’ll see….. but this is Thailand’s third Prime Minister in a four month period, so they don’t have a great track record so far for accepting things the way they are….
This new guy, Abhisit Vejjajiva, is young and attractive and promises change. We’ll see.