By Thai Newsroom Reporters
MOST GEN-Z YOUNGSTERS regard the 2017 junta-designed constitution as being “dictatorial”, according to a recent poll.
Rangsit University political scientist Thamrongsak Petlert-anand revealed today (Oct. 2) findings of the opinion poll conducted earlier this month among a total of 707 Gen-Z adolescents where 85.8% of the respondents considered the current constitution as “dictatorial”, compared to 2.5% who viewed it as “democratic” whilst 11.6% who declined to respond.
The overwhelming 85% of the Gen-Z respondents who viewed the junta-designed charter as “dictatorial” was obviously compatible with the same percentage of those who agreed to having no more unelected senators and preferring the powers of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha who has been allowed by court to prolong his rule until 2025 and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan who has performed as caretaker prime minister ultimately come to an end.
Most Gen-Z respondents said the junta headed by Prayut as army chief who orchestrated the 2014 coup has failed to create a constitution on the basis of democratic rule and merely designed a “dictatorial” one.
The Rangsit poll was conducted among Gen-Z adolescents aged between 18 and 25 years in 16 provinces including Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Chonburi, Phitsanulok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Payao, Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakhon, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Songkhla, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Pattani and Bangkok.
A graphic image of Gen-Z. Credit: Thai Rath