Political Restrictions Signal Bumpy Road for Return to Democracy in Thailand

Despite announcing a date for the election, the ruling junta’s tight controls have disillusioned many voters

Political Restrictions Signal Bumpy Road for Return to Democracy in Thailand

  BANGKOK – The Thai government under General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been promising elections since it took power in 2014, but this is the first time it has announced an official date. Photo: EPA The Thai military junta this week announced that the country’s long-awaited elections will be held on February 24, 2019 – but […]

Australia Could Soon Elect 5th Prime Minister in Three Years

Australia Could Soon Elect 5th Prime Minister in Three Years

. . CANBERRA – Australians will go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country’s fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia’s success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues […]