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Thailand's traditional elite should seek compromise while it can

Move Forward's victory shows forces of change have momentum and broad support

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While traditional Thai political parties paid canvassers to mobilize voters, Move Forward leaders went all over the country to spread the group's message of reform and change.   © Reuters

Thitinan Pongsudhirak is a professor with Chulalongkorn University's political science faculty and a senior fellow at its Institute of Security and International Studies.

The new dawn that Thai voters endorsed last month is being vehemently resisted by an entrenched old political order.

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