During Wednesday’s debate, one senator claimed Prayut was a “democratic dictator”. This rhetoric reminds me of “chop suey” – a dish found in most Chinatowns in the US that’s made of leftovers. Similarly, the idea of a “democratic dictator” is nothing more than empty scraps of democracy.
This time Prayut will face a real test, since he can no longer turn to Article 44 but will have to rely on his coalition partners to push his agenda, while facing challenges from an equally strong opposition.
I wonder if Prayut’s government can survive more than six months.