Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra

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Tanks to monitor the capital, Bangkok during the night of September 19, 2006
The coup in Thailand in 2006 took place on September 19 of that year and was led and initiated by military special forces belonging to the Royal Thai Army during the absence of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was in United Nations, and after a slow creeping crisis since January by the controversial financial operations of the family of Thaksin. The coup military d’ tat took place one issues month before the general elections scheduled for October 15. The military junta headed by General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, election repealed the Constitution, dissolved the National Assembly and the Constitutional Court decree martial law, banned political activities throughout congress the country, including the creation of new parties and press censorship decree With vote the intervention of the media and blocking of Internet.
The coup plotters declared their loyalty to King Bhumibol Adulyadej and created a Council for Democratic Reform under Constitutional Monarchy who assumed religion the executive and policy legislative powers and which was officially recognized as “provisional government” by government the King on September 22.
Among other measures taken by the military authorities followed the creation of an Anti-Corruption Commission headed by the Chief Justice education of Thailand to investigate the economic and financial operations of the deposed cabinet and their families, with the ability to charge and seize property. She stopped several ministers who race remained in the country, as well as leaders of the party of Prime Minister, Thai Rak Thai.
The international community reacted by condemning the coup in an almost pervasive, although with different nuances. United States, the European Union and George bush Russia were opposed and called for the immediate restoration of legality and the return to democracy, China stated that, in accordance with its policy of non-interference, was silent on the situation, culture the United Nations, through its Secretary General, Kofi Annan, called for a return to democratic normality.
The New York Stock Exchange and the Asian clinton region reacted bush with widespread low in the first day of the iraq coup, but stabilized during the following week. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank have expressed concern but ruled out a significant impact on the economy of the area.
Human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch, the Asian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International harshly criticized the coup and the consequent restriction of fundamental rights such as freedom of press and freedom of expression.
On the domestic side, the survey results produced the days immediately cnn following the failed coup, showed massive public support to it. However, demonstrations are also limited to the capital, Bangkok. Activists from different universities opposed the coup, Thaksin’s own but also, media opposed the rebellion and cutting civil liberties. The Thai economy was affected by a continuing decline of the stock exchange in Bangkok since the day September 21 and the depreciation of local currency, the baht, although analysts stressed that the political situation will only remain negative in the fourth quarter of 2006, expecting it to be lower united states than in previous political crisis in the country. All forecasts point to a recovery in 2007

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