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Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Thai Army Declares Coup

The Thai military's imposition of martial law in order to "preserve order and bring back peacefulness" has officially evolved into a full-blown coup. After gathering government and opposition leaders for talks, Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced to the assembled leaders—and shortly thereafter in a televised address to the nation—that he would be taking power, marking the country's 12th successful coup since it became a constitutional monarchy in 1932. The constitution has been suspended and nighttime curfews put in place. More...
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Prayuth had insisted earlier in the week that the army’s declaration of martial law was not a coup d’état.
Now there is no doubt—this is the 12th coup that the Thai military has mounted since the country ended its absolute monarchy in 1932.

“The military has to return peace and order to the country as soon as possible and to reform [the] political and social structure to ensure fairness for every side,” Prayuth said in a televised statement. “I ask the people to remain calm and carry on with their business as usual.”




http://qz.com/212246/what-a-coup-detat-looks-like-in-thailand/
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What exactly are the policies based on which they disagree on with the prior administration? Health care? Gay marriage? Demographic equality? Taxation of the poor versus taxation of the rich?

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