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

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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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    Alex

    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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