While tense debate continues this afternoon inside the parliament over Thailand’s next prime minister, people have been letting off steam online through a storm of memes and hashtags.
As the joint meeting between elected house and selected senate hotly debated the nominees’ qualifications and the validity of the process itself, #SettingUpGovernment #ChoosingaPM and #DemocratsBetrayedThePeople have become top-trending hashtags in Thailand.
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The last of which gets at the lion’s share of criticism going to the Democrat Party for its last-minute decision to side with the junta-aligned Phalang Pracharath Party, some played Distracted Boyfriend to complain they felt “tossed aside”
— Tpagon ‘Champ’ W. (@tpagon) June 5, 2019
— 韩一飞 (@Alexweixin) June 5, 2019
Many such as @Alexweixin were angry at the party for going back on its earlier promises not to support ongoing junta rule.
— รอสักครู่กำลังโหลด…พ่อกูไม่ใช่สุลต่าน (@aom_Vvip) June 5, 2019
Like people threatening to leave the states after the 2016 election there, @Aom_Vvip was researching ways to flee the country “without any money.”
— (@jayybny) June 5, 2019
@Jayybny sees Prayuth’s likely stay in power as the beginning of a long, long winter.
— LY. (@LESYJHN) June 5, 2019
Speaking for many, @Lesyjhn expressed astonishment they were still going in parliament.
— เอาเหอะน่าาาา (@really_kn) May 25, 2019
Meanwhile some other citizens are making meme from of iconic poses from the parliament.
— ปอนปอน (@5AitaOJcHTb19rI) June 5, 2019
@PonPon asked whether it was worth all the effort from so many government agencies (police, election commission, etc.) to keep Prayuth in power.