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Smart Take | Thailand's "Move Forward" Party Seeks to "Demilitarize" Country After Stunning Election Win

May 17, 20232:29

Lucas Myers, Senior Associate for the Wilson Center’s Asia Program, discusses the implications of recent election results in Thailand, changes the winning “Move Forward” party wants to make, how the conservative and military elites might react, and what the impact could be on the region and the world. A vote set for July will decide who is the next leader of Thailand.


A photo of Lucas Myers speaking at a conference with the Wilson Center logo in the background.

Lucas Myers

Senior Associate for Southeast Asia, Indo-Pacific Program
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