Amid calls for snap elections and the drafting of a new constitution, protesters gathered at Khon Kaen University (KKU) on Saturday evening. It was the second time that students and members of the public came out to protest following the dissolution of a major opposition party last month.
“Change takes time and patience,” says Natthapong Pipatchaisiri, a young businessman from Udon Thani and political newcomer, about Future Forward Party’s ambitious political platform.
Many in Thai society have been waiting for an election which, like Godot, never seems to arrive. The military junta has scheduled the election many times, only to delay it again and again. Yesterday, it was made official: Elections have been called for 24 March. Will Godot finally arrive?
Saowanee T. Alexander01/24/2019
About 40 protesters, many of them first-time voters, chanted pro-elections slogans, waved placards, and performed political songs in a protest to demand no further delay of the national elections in Khon Kaen on Wednesday.
The Isaan Record01/18/2019
Founded by activists and NGO workers in the Northeast, the Commoner Party hopes to directly engage voters in designing its policy program.
The Isaan Record05/18/2018
On the first day of the military government’s unusual initiative to gather public opinion, more than 1,000 citizens in Khon Kaen Province gave their views on the yet-to-be-announced national elections.