Powerful personal essay by a young, first-time voter from Thailand. Read: I Voted For The First Time In Thailand And Learned My Voice Didn't Matter https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/zma99w/first-time-thailand-voter-personal-essay-opinion?utm_campaign=sharebutton … via @viceasia
Very moving. But misses important points. Election was rigged in many ways, but vote does reflect, broadly, different preferences. Future Forward did astonishingly well and will have a big say. The overall ‘anti-conservative’ vote is same as 2011. Politics in TL is still dynamic.
Thank you. I understand the frustration of voters who hoped for real change on Sunday. But under a military government that was never going to happen. But Prayuth is not getting an easy extension of his job, even if his party did better than expected. There is real opposition now