No chance of a free and fair elec­tion

The Nation - - OPINION & ANALYSIS - Eligius Tiger­moth

Re: “Key state bod­ies to meet on le­gal hur­dles to elec­tion”, News, June 14.

There is not go­ing to be a free and fair elec­tion. How could any­one think oth­er­wise, given the hor­ren­dous un­fair­ness dis­played on a daily ba­sis by this junta?

What­ever “le­gal” (that is, a fic­tion­alised “law” made up by the junta) route the Thai peo­ple fol­low re­gard­ing the elec­tion, all roads will lead to Junta-land.

There is no “le­gal” way out of this im­passe.

Just as we all thought, they’re pre­par­ing for an­other de­lay. This one is fraught with peril. How do other coun­tries call for, pre­pare and have elec­tions all within the space of three months? Is Thai­land so unique that it re­quires years?

A reader asks why other coun­tries , such as South Korea where a lo­cal poll was just con­ducted, have no trou­ble ar­rang­ing elec­tions.

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