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POLL: Do you believe anything was achieved after last week’s emergency session?




Asked about the effectiveness of last week’s emergency joint session to discuss the political impasse, most Thais believe the talkfest in the Thai Parliament was just a “stalling tactic”, buying time for the incumbent coalition government. The debate was held last Monday and Tuesday. There were no substantive motions coming from the 2 days of debate, merely the setting up a committee to “look into the protesters’ demands”.

The opinion survey was held by the Suan Dusit Poll and conducted over 3 days at the end of last week with a sample of 1,035 people across the country.

Respondents were able to select more than one of the responses (results rounded up to the nearest 0.1%).

• 54.4% say the conflict would remain unchanged
• 41.9% say it was only a government ploy to buy time which was unlikely to lead to any change
• 39% say the prime minister would not resign
• 32.3% say it was a political game
• 31.9% thought it was an attempt to find a way out
• 28.5% were of the opinion that MPs and senators should work together to find a concrete solution to the problem

But 57.2% believed that all parties had “shown their attitudes more clearly”, 43.9% said MPs were given a chance to voice their opinions and 36.5% say the government “had shown its stance in the conflict”.

34.8% were of the opinion that the conflict was likely to escalate.

A small majority of the respondents, 51.7%, were of the option that things will remain the same, but 35.4% believed the situation would “get worse”.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    The wise old tan

    Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Prediction: Thailand might if they are lucky get back to pre covid tourism by 2025.. They have 2 choices regarding the protesters. Either adopt the china Hong Kong and North Korea milatary model or gracefully and unselfishly except they’re done. But alas are they done or dumb. Did I say 2025…….damn I meant 2026-7. This is allowing for the scaring off of tourists when the you know what hits the fan.

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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    This emergency joint committee make the people taking part look like they are working.
    And they are paid well for this work . . .
    I see they have another planned.
    Perhaps they can keep them going until Christmas, ad make enough money to buy a cheap condo in Phuket.

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    Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    What emergency…! Did anyone noticed an emergency? I guess the only emergency (panic) was and is within the government itself…!

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