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Deepen democratisation to end crisis

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  • Writer: Marc Saxer
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The clock is ticking to find a last-minute solution to Thailand’s escalating conflict. A solution will not come from the extremists on both sides. Instead, it will have to be the moderates who reach across the aisle to find a resolution. 

As the political conflict continues, the public has become a crucial factor in working out a sustainable resolution. For that to happen, broad public support is required.

Abhisit Vejjajiva’s courageous attempt to break the impasse and Yingluck Shinawatra’s embrace of his efforts need to be commended. Given the general belligerent mood, any move to break rank carries huge political risk. Many doubt whether the proposed solution will be within the limits of the constitution.

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