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The effects of Thailand’s proposed electoral system

The effects of Thailand’s proposed electoral system | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
NOTE: BP is still on hiatus. The technical post(s) about the electoral system are an exception. The post(s) are designed to explain the proposed electoral system and its implementation. The posts do not endorse any electoral system or represent the views of anyone else.

This post is co-authored and cross-posted with Allen Hicken of Thaidatapoints.com

Introduction

On 29 January, the second group of constitutional drafters appointed by Thailand’s NCPO released the draft of another new Constitution. Like its predecessor the current draft proposes to change the way Thailand elects its representatives. Recall that the electoral system Thailand used in 2011 was a mixed member majoritarian system (MMM) with 375 single-seat constituencies, and 125 party list seats, elected from a single national constituency using proportional representation. The previous constitutional draft (rejected by the National Reform Council last September) called for a switch to a German-style mixed member proportional system (MMP). The new draft proposes yet another type of mixed member system—what is being called a mixed member apportionment system (MMA).

Under the proposed MMA system, Thailand would have 350 constituency seats and 150 party list seats (Section 78). Instead of voters casting two separate votes, one for a candidate and one for a party list, under MMA voters will cast a single, fused ballot for a candidate (Section 80). That vote will count as both a vote for the candidate, and simultaneously a vote for that candidate’s party for purposes of the party list seats. The total number of votes a party receives nationwide via this single vote will determine the total share of seats a party is entitled to (Section 86). Party list seats will be added to a party’s constituency seats until this total is reached (Section 86).  In this way, MMA is more proportional than the 2011 MMM system which simply added the party list seats to the constituency seats already won by …
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ทักษิณไม่ขวางให้รัฐบาลใหม่ทำงาน

ทักษิณไม่ขวางให้รัฐบาลใหม่ทำงาน | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
ทักษิณบอกนักการเมืองพรรคเพื่อไทยให้โอกาสรัฐบาลใหม่ทำงานก่อน และควรให้ความร่วมมือกับคสช.
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From Thanapol Ewsakul on TS and YL standoffish from the junta. TS supports the military and this may be a deal btw him and coup makers.

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Buddhism as a language of images, transtextuality as a language of power

Buddhism as a language of images, transtextuality as a language of power | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
(1995). Buddhism as a language of images, transtextuality as a language of power. Word & Image: Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 225-236. doi: 10.1080/02666286.1995.10435916
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When the Walls Come Crumbling Down: The Monarchy and Thai-style Democracy

When the Walls Come Crumbling Down: The Monarchy and Thai-style Democracy | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
(2011). When the Walls Come Crumbling Down: The Monarchy and Thai-style Democracy. Journal of Contemporary Asia: Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 657-673.
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Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel a victim of Thailand's brutal underbelly

Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel a victim of Thailand's brutal underbelly | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel didn't see the punches coming when he suffered horrific injuries to his face, ending his work as a part-time model and plans to enter a Melbourne university.
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Excellent article by @Lindsay_Murdoch on reality behind "Land of Smiles" image Thailand tries to promote to tourists

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King Bhumibol on the 1976 Thammasat massacre - Andrew MacGregor Marshall | Facebook

Clip from 1980 UK documentary "Soul of a Nation" on the massacre of students at Thammasat University on October 6, 1976. Includes comments from Bhumibol.
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Grindr could pose 'security threat' to the Queen

Grindr could pose 'security threat' to the Queen | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
Experts have warned that the hookup app could pose a serious security threat to the royal household.
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Planet Plutocrat

Planet Plutocrat | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
AMERICA’S Gilded Age, in the late 19th century, saw tycoons such as John D. Rockefeller industrialise the country—and accumulate vast fortunes, build palatial...
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An ailing king and succession intrigue put coup leaders on edge

An ailing king and succession intrigue put coup leaders on edge | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
Late last Friday the King of Thailand was rushed from his seaside palace in Hua Hin to Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. The Palace issued an announcement that the King was suffering from a fever and a rapid…
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The two entangled conflicts that are tearing Thailand apart

The two entangled conflicts that are tearing Thailand apart | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
There are few people in Thailand who would publicly admit they’ve read the latest book by journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall. Were they to do so, they’d probably find themselves accused of insulting the monarchy and facing a lengthy jail sentence.
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#AMM's new book review

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พิพากษากลับ“เทเวศประกันภัย”ไม่ต้องจ่ายประกันกว่า3พันล้านให้ “เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์” แดงชุมนุม′53

พิพากษากลับ“เทเวศประกันภัย”ไม่ต้องจ่ายประกันกว่า3พันล้านให้ “เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์” แดงชุมนุม′53 | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
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สูตรเลือกนายกฯ โดย 5 อรหันต์ จากไอเดีย "ชัยอนันต์ สมุทวณิช"

สูตรเลือกนายกฯ โดย 5 อรหันต์ จากไอเดีย "ชัยอนันต์ สมุทวณิช" | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
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สูตรเลือกนายกฯ โดย 5 อรหันต์ จากไอเดีย "ชัยอนันต์ สมุทวณิช"

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Thailand: Drop Defamation Cases Against Schoolgirl, Journalists, Villagers | Fortify Rights

Thailand: Drop Defamation Cases Against Schoolgirl, Journalists, Villagers | Fortify Rights | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
Fortify Rights is a non-profit human rights organization based in Southeast Asia and registered in Switzerland and the United States.
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Working Towards the Monarchy and its Discontents: Anti-royal Graffiti in Downtown Bangkok

Working Towards the Monarchy and its Discontents: Anti-royal Graffiti in Downtown Bangkok | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
(2014). Working Towards the Monarchy and its Discontents: Anti-royal Graffiti in Downtown Bangkok. Journal of Contemporary Asia: Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 377-403. doi: 10.1080/00472336.2013.842260
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JSTOR: Man, New Series, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Mar., 1991), pp. 43-65

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Hegemonic Images: Language and Silence in the Royal Thai PolityChristine E. GrayNew Series, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Mar., 1991), pp. 43-65
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"It's time for everyone to step over the line" — Christine Gray on lèse majesté

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กลียุค — Thailand’s Era of Insanity

กลียุค — Thailand’s Era of Insanity | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
A journalist who took a stroll around Lumphini Park in the heart of Bangkok in mid-October was confronted by an extraordinary spectacle — royalist ultra-nationalist anti-government protesters in blackface, wearing…
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Some links to important facts about the massacre of Thai students at Thammasat University, 38 years ago today

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The price of forgetting - Andrew MacGregor Marshall | Facebook

This is what happens when nations choose to forget their history. Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej interviewed by Selina Downes of Al Jazeera in...
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คุณสมบัติหม่ของนายกฯไท นิธิ เอี่ยวศรีวงศ์

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Special Report 10 ปี ประชาไท: ตุลาการภิวัตน์ | ประชาไท

Special Report 10 ปี ประชาไท: ตุลาการภิวัตน์ | ประชาไท | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
ทบทวนบทบาทตุลาการ โดยเฉพาะ 'พระเอก' อย่างศาลรัฐธรรมนูญ ผู้เล่นสำคัญอันดับต้นๆ ในวิกฤตการเมืองไทย เราเดินทางกันมาไกลพอสมควร
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Book Review: “█ ███████ ██ ███████” by ██████ ████████ ████████ «

Book Review: “█ ███████ ██ ███████” by ██████ ████████ ████████ « | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
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สื่อนอกกังวล! มะกันย้ายทูตคริสตี้กลับ ไม่ตั้งแทน ห่วงฉุดสัมพันธ์2ประเทศ

สื่อนอกกังวล! มะกันย้ายทูตคริสตี้กลับ ไม่ตั้งแทน ห่วงฉุดสัมพันธ์2ประเทศ | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
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เซ็นทรัลเตรียมฎีกา หลังศาลอุทธรณ์กลับคำพิพากษา 'เทเวศ' ไม่ต้องจ่ายสินไหม ไฟไหม้ CTW | ประชาไท

เซ็นทรัลเตรียมฎีกา หลังศาลอุทธรณ์กลับคำพิพากษา 'เทเวศ' ไม่ต้องจ่ายสินไหม ไฟไหม้ CTW | ประชาไท | Thai politics news | Scoop.it
บริษัท เซ็นทรัลพัฒนาฯ เตรียมฎีกา หลังศาลอุทธรณ์กลับคำพิพากษาศาลชั้นต้น ให้เทเวศประกันภัยไม่ต้องจ่ายค่าสินไหมทดแทน กรณีไฟไหม้เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์ปี 53
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