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Tanks for the memory

The soldiers have returned to the barracks, leaving Thailand with a weakened democracy.
ThailandÆs return to democratic government after 15 months of military rule has been greeted with cautious optimism.

There is certainly relief that the disastrous period of military rule has come to an end. ôAlmost any democratically elected government would be better than the military,ö says George Huebsch, head of research with Kim Eng Securities.

But for some weeks after the election on December 23 there was concern that the coup leaders would try and prevent the winning PeopleÆs Power Party PPP from forming a government, because of its ties to Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed prime minister. Its membership comprises many former members of ThaksinÆs Thai Rak Thai TRT party, which was dissolved by the military...
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