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Democracy must have two sets of elite forces

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Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The balance of power is an important key for democracy to succeed. 

The Thai political conflict can be most quickly resolved if one tribe achieves total victory over another. But that would be shortsighted, because then the power structure would be without a balance.

For the sake of democracy, neither Thaksin Shinawatra nor Suthep Thaugsuban should win outright. Their fight against each other should continue to rage on. They just need to fight in the voting booths, in the halls of parliament and in the courts. Not in the streets.

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