Thailand THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Figure 12. The Governmental System of Thailand, 1987.
Coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950
In the 1980s, the governmental system remained unitary, with all important decisions emanating from the traditionally powerful bureaucratic elite in Bangkok. Composed of senior members of the civil and military wings of the bureaucracy, this elite dominated the governmental process from the national level down to the district level. In this process, the Ministry of Interior continued to play a key role as the administrative framework of the state, resisting reforms and changes (see fig. 12).
Data as of September 1987
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