Thailand's economic growth has stalled for the Q3 of 2018 at only 3.3%, the worst rate since 2014. Here I explain why.
Thailand’s political parties continue their preparations for the first democratic elections since the military coup of 2014. This Sunday, it’s the newly-founded Palang Pracharath Party’s turn to hold its meeting - and while there are no leadership votes to be held today, there was some anticipation about who will sign up for the party widely believed to be to vehicle for the current military government.
Thailand will take over the ASEAN chairmanship from Singapore. But some obsevers are concerned that the upcoming elections next year could distract the current military government to give the regional bloc its full attention.
Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been re-elected the leader of the Democrat Party, winning a three-way leadership battle. Now the focus is on the elections scheduled early next year.
Thailand's longest surviving political party, the Democrat Party, Thailand, is choosing a new leader this weekend. The incumbent Abhisit Vejjajiva is facing off against Warong Dechgitvigrom and Alongkorn Ponlaboot. The choice of a new leader could change the direction of the party.