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Poll delivered further blow for Yingluck

The February 2 election has shown the Yingluck Shinawatra government to be a lame duck.

Unofficial results showed voter turnout in Bangkok was just 26 per cent. Hence, the government's claim of election victory is just a joke.

The government's reliance on the police to keep peace is a total failure. The police force has shown itself to be among the most hated government agencies and it needs to be reformed, and urgently.

The rice-pledging scheme, a brainchild of Yingluck's brother Thaksin, has proved to be the most devastating experiment in populism any country has ever experienced.

Serious political potholes await both caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck and the country as a result.

This only shows "the people" have said it loud and clear:

"Reform before election!"

Vint Chavala


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