Thai elections and the disappearing act of accountability

Despite talks and promises of an election, the junta has yet to commit the political will to ensure that such electoral processes are free and fair. There are questions and concerns that need to be urgently addressed such as the absence of impartiality within the junta-annointed election commission.

Are we to expect the election commissioners to adhere to the rules set by the military elites or will they meet the demands of the public and the political parties pertaining to a transparent and accountable structure for a free and fair election?

Naturally it would not be fair to voters if democracy and accessibility be removed from the election.

But then, maybe the junta expects a certain level of unfairness and predictability. After all, some politicians and pro-junta cronies seem to have no problems with the present regime and their repressive agendas.

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