I’ll admit that Thai election campaigns don’t hold a candle to the US campaigns, but I will still be more than happy to see the campaign trucks say goodbye on Monday. The trucks drive slowly through town with huge speakers and a few people standing in the back of the truck shouting through megaphones. It’s a bear to get stuck behind one. Thankfully, they’ve only been going for a week or so.
And elections are today!
As of six o’clock yesterday evening, alcohol was illegal to sell at stores or restaurants. Everyone must be sobered up for the elections, even if less than half of this border town can actually vote.
We’re quite far from the cities and in some ways we’re much more affected by Burmese politics than Thai. Even so, prayers appreciated! The governor of our province could be very influential in the future of the refugee camps, and the party with national majority could make changes for NGO regulations and visas, which are a big part of our lives as Partners is an NGO and we have visas.
Here’s to a sober, non-rioting election day!