Friday, December 7, 2007

Bangkok Post: General Sonthi Taking Sides

Sonthi pins hopes on swing vote

Bangkok Post


Deputy Prime Minister Sonthi Boonyaratkalin is encouraging people to cast advance votes, amid mounting concerns that the old power clique will make a comeback after the Dec 23 general election. The former army chief, who now heads a national committee working on eradicating poll fraud, is pinning his hopes on the so-called swing vote _ so-far-undecided voters _ turning against the People Power party (PPP) before election day.


Gen Sonthi wants to lure voters from the old power clique after opinion surveys showed that if the election took place now, the PPP would probably win.

At this point, I don't even see the need to have elections anymore. Just a waste of money.

The generals have turned this election into a farce. Might as well have a phony election like they do in Arab and Communist countries where the dictators give themselves 99% of the vote in bogus elections where they seek international legitimacy.

I have no doubt that the international community will sign off on this election as "free and fair" even though the evidence so far has proven otherwise.

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