Pressure builds on Thai Senate as crisis drags on

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JPHR wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Thailand
The Senate is composed of 150 members. Of these, 76 are directly elected, while 74 members are appointed. Of the elected members, 75 come from the Provinces of Thailand, and one from the Bangkok Metropolitan Area. The Senate is a non-partisan chamber and therefore candidates cannot be a member of a political party. The election is based on the first past the post system. Terms are fixed at six years.
The nominated are mostly affiliated to the old elite. During the last election earlier this year most of the elected were affiliated with the Red Shirt PT.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_Senate_election,_2014

So this Senate isn’t exactly a bulwark for democracy.

May 13, 2014 7:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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