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Thailand: On The Road to Reconciliation?

Updated On: May 05, 2010

Leaders of Thailand's red shirts anti-government protest group have conditionally agreed to a 14 Nov election. The election forms one part of PM Abhisit's five-point proposal for national reconciliation. Besides the elections, the plan also calls to restore the monarchy's place above politics, greater social equality, curbs on political hate speech, an independent investigation into the street protests in Bangkok, and a constitutional reform debate.

However, protestors have said that they will not end their protests until PM Abhisit declares a definitive dissolution of parliament and withdraws the army.

 

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Red shirts agree to Nov 14 election [Straits Times 5 May 2010]

Thaksin 'takes a back seat' [Bangkok Post 5 May 2010] 

Red Shirts accept road map but ... [TODAY 5 May 2010]







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