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Kindergarteners in Krabi province participate in a Feb. 17 mock class election to learn about democracy and voting. A turnout of 96 percent was reported.

Parties Eye Millions of Young Thais Who’ve Never Voted

BANGKOK — If polls open in February – five years after the last election – it will be the first chance to cast a ballot for millions of new voters.
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‘Torn Down’ Prayuth Vows to ‘Fight’ in Latest Single

BANGKOK — The junta leader has dropped a new song that seeks to capitalize on a massive hit soap opera.

Activists Wanted Over March on Army HQ Turn Themselves In

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy activists turned themselves in to police Monday on charges stemming from their march on army headquarters last month.
Parit Wacharasindhu of the Democrat Party speaks in Bangkok on Wednesday evening at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand.

Past Looms Large Over Thailand’s ‘Political Future’

BANGKOK — Shadows of the past stalked the table where the new-blood princes of Thailand’s political future assembled Wednesday night.
Pheu Thai Party elders gather Wednesday morning at party headquarters in Bangkok's Huai Khwang district.

Pheu Thai Assembles to Declare Allegiance

BANGKOK — Top leaders and members of Pheu Thai Party converged on their headquarters in Bangkok today to reaffirm their membership as required by a new election law.

Prayuth Blasts Abhisit’s Refusal to Support Him as PM

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday said Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva should watch his words after the politician told his party members they cannot vote for Prayuth as the next prime minister.

New Party Wants to Discard Old Politics, But Can It Win Elections?

BANGKOK — With a craft brewer, disability activist, freelance translator and filmmaker as founders, the leaders of the Future Forward Party may look more like a great line up for a TED talk.

Prayuth Jokes About Beheading Soap Actor

BANGKOK — A routine photo op with the cast of a popular soap opera took a dark turn Tuesday when the junta leader joked about beheading one of the actors for speaking supportively of holding an election.

Cracks Appear in Post-Yingluck Pheu Thai Party

The bleeding of Pheu Thai comes at a time its leadership is in tatters: Both its charismatic figureheads, Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra, are in political exile, leaving an unsettled succession fight.

Army Won’t Withdraw Junta Support: Prawit

BANGKOK — The defense minister on Monday said weekend demands from protesters for the army to end its support for the junta were impossible.

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