The latest general election in Thailand on the 14th of May saw three main contenders vying for leadership: The military-backed party representing the current regime, the Pheu Thai Party led by Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in the 2006 coup, and the Move Forward Party, representing a change from the ‘old guard’. In this online talk, Dr Tomas Larsson, Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, will offer his thoughts on what happened, what it means, and what might come next.

About the speaker:

Tomas Larsson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John’s College. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2007. From 1990 to 2000, he worked as a freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia.



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