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True democracy welcomes the opinions of rivals

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  • Newspaper section: News
  • Writer: Seksan Prasertkul
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In my opinion, the struggle for democracy is not the struggle for a political regime. Nor is it for any specific government or political party. Democratic forces should not be confined to merely protecting the government or the politicians of one's liking. 

A villager holds a sign at a rally in Mae Wong district in a protest against the Mae Wong dam proposal. THANARAK KHOONTON

The exception is when the necessity to protect the government that comes from public consensus coincides with the survival of democracy itself.

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