AN ANALYSIS OF ELECTION TRENDS IN THAILAND 2021
Thailand, located in Southeast Asia, plays a vital role among other ASEAN nations. Its strategic location has helped it become a major hub for tourism, medicine, and manufacturing. Although Thailand has had political instability due to certain factors, it claims to have a democratic government that has recently announced that a general election will be held in 2023. This study examines recent elections in the country and provides a critical analysis of them by reviewing relevant documents that have been published. The research also intends to find out if there are any emerging trends in Thailand related to the elections that were held, especially in Bangkok and other central provinces. The research has found that a single party will not be able to dominate the elections, and there is a growing trend of coalition parties that will dominate the future elections. The study also found that major contributing factors to attracting more voters are new faces in leadership, introducing policies that are attractive to the younger generation, and avoiding populist policies that would tarnish the image of the party in the long run. Moreover, major political parties would have to ally with smaller parties by compromising leadership and policies to entice the younger generation. The study has also drawn conclusions based on the findings and has provided suggestions.