The political temperature is expected to rise following the conclusion of Songkran, according to experts. Political groups supporting and opposing the government are anticipated to continue activities with increased efforts to topple their political rivals. Thai Rai Thai Party spokesman Kuthep Saikrachang recently raised doubts as to whether the Council for National Security was behind plans for the People's Alliance for Democracy to stage more protests, saying that political groups wanted to create chaos as an excuse to retain power. Meanwhile, Democrat Party deputy leader Jurin Laksanavisit said he believed that there was only a 50 percent chance that an election would be held at the end of the year.
The Nation