Over 70 percent of people want reconciliation before the country goes to the polls

About 70 percent of respondents to a poll conducted by the Super Poll Institute want the government and all political stakeholders to work out reconciliation among them before there is an election.

Altogether 1,378 people of different walks of life from across the country were polled during January 9-14 by Super Poll Institute.

The opinion survey shows 70.2 percent of the respondents want to see there is a reconciliation among the government and all political parties and groups before the country go to the polls in accordance with the political roadmap.

90.1 percent of the respondents also agree that there should be law which bans political parties and politicians from attacking one another during the electioneering that will lead to more conflicts among the people.

9.9 percent of the respondents however say that the old rule should be applied � that is parties and politicians can trade verbal exchanges as they wish.

Nevertheless, the poll shows 70.5 percent of the respondents are concerned that the country will experience similar political divide like it was some years ago if there is an election.

Most interesting aspect about this poll is that 33.3 percent of the respondents want the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and the National Council for Peace and Order to remain in the office for more than three years while the rest want shorter periods of time.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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