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Thaksin stronghold transforms into Thai opposition battleground

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The northeastern province of Udon Thani, once a stronghold for former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his political party, is now turning into a battleground for the opposition. The province, which had been a bastion of support for Thaksin and his sister Yingluck, who was also a former prime minister, has seen a shift in political allegiances in recent years.

The opposition parties, led by the Pheu Thai Party, are now gaining momentum in the province and are actively campaigning to win over voters. The Pheu Thai Party is the political party founded by Thaksin and has been the dominant force in Udon Thani for many years.

The shift in political allegiances in Udon Thani can be attributed to a number of factors. One of the main reasons is the dissatisfaction among voters with the current government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people in the province have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, with many losing their jobs or struggling to make ends meet.

In addition, there is a growing sense of disillusionment with the ruling party and a desire for change among the electorate. The opposition parties have been quick to capitalize on this sentiment, with a series of rallies and campaigns aimed at winning over voters.

Despite the growing momentum of the opposition parties, the ruling party still maintains a significant presence in Udon Thani. The government has also been stepping up its efforts to win over voters, with a series of infrastructure projects and other initiatives aimed at improving the lives of people in the province.

The battle for Udon Thani is just one example of the intense political polarization that has gripped Thailand in recent years. With the country deeply divided between the ruling party and the opposition, every vote counts, and the outcome of the upcoming elections in Udon Thani could have a significant impact on the political landscape of Thailand as a whole.

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