Bloomberg – Yingluck Seeks Bangkok Win as Opposition Weakens

By Daniel Ten Kate & Suttinee Yuvejwattana | 1 Mar 2013

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s party is on course to win Bangkok’s governor election for the first time, dealing a blow to opponents aligned with royalist groups who have held the capital since 2004 …

An election loss for Abhisit’s Democrats will trigger calls to revamp the party, according to Daniel Giles, a director at Vriens & Partners, a Singapore-based political risk firm.

“It should lead to some soul-searching,” he said. “The Democrats’ failure to reform and seeming lack of ability to widen their appeal is a big concern for the future of Thai democracy.”