National elections set for 14 May
Democratic traditions continue to deepen in Thailand as the House of Representatives was dissolved last week to pave the way for the first national elections since 2019, with voting scheduled for 14 May 2023. Business leaders reacted positively to it.
The dissolution was widely anticipated. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s term was winding down and ruling party politicians had been signaling for weeks that the move was imminent. Leading figures from several parties have already been informally campaigning throughout the country.
Gauging who will come to power after the polls is a challenge as dozens of politicians have switched parties, while forming a…