Parties challenging the military scored a significant victory in the general election and promised major reforms.
Thailand’s opposition received widespread support in the country’s general election and the leader of the Move Forward Party is set to become the next prime minister.
Pita Limjaroenrat and his coalition must overcome the Senate appointed by the military, especially since this bloc also has the right to decide who becomes the prime minister and who forms a government.
But, with a very strong military, will the promised reforms of the opposition be achieved?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Parit Wacharasinghu – Policy campaign manager for the Move Forward Party and member of parliament-elect of the Thai government
Punchada Sirivunnabood – Specialist in Thai politics and associate professor at Mahidol University
Sean Boonpracong – Political analyst and former national security adviser to former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra