Note: This article was written before the Central Election Committee refused to endorse certain winning candidates and called for by-elections. In the by-elections, many women candidates who won the first election failed to gain enough votes to become senators.
The Senate election produced some interesting results for women, and a surprise-only one was elected in liberated Bangkok.
The more women that ran, the better the rate of success. That was clear from the historic election last Saturday.
As voters and senators, Thai women should be satisfied with the results. The breakdown of statistics showed that women candidates in Bangkok enjoyed almost the same ratio of success as their male counterparts. In provincial areas, the ratio is even higher. What seems to be more disturbing than the number of woman candidates who win is rather the very low number of women who decided to …