Just the issues: Abhisit Vejjajiva

Abhisit Vejjajiva was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2008 to 2011. He previously served as an MP for the Democrat Party and was its leader until the last election.

Do you support gay marriage?

Yes

Do you support abortion rights for women?

Yes in cases of rape or where beneficial to the mental and physical health of the parties concerned. It also depends on how far along the embryo is.

Is climate change real and should we spend money to fight it?

Yes and we should not just spend money but change our way of life. We can make it work in an economical way.

Should we increase minimum wage?

Yes we should and if the private sector cannot afford it there should be subsidies from the government.

Should marijuana be legal?

Yes for medicinal purposes.

Should prostitution be legal?

No, but it should be decriminalized. Child prostitution and pimping should be illegal.

Should we get rid of the military draft?

Yes, we should get rid of the military draft and we should have a professional army with better incentives for people to join the armed forces. I also believe in national service in some form and it should apply to both sexes.

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