What Thailand’s election of a radical new government means for science

Thai voters backed radical reform at last Sunday’s general election, handing victory to the Move Forward Party, a youth-oriented party advocating for wholesale changes to the nation’s bureaucracy, economy, military and monarchy. 

The election result comes as the country is pursuing plans to move from a heavy-industry-based economy to one geared towards innovation, known as Thailand 4.0 — but what the new government will mean for those plans remains unclear.

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