Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Bloomberg
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Thai election must be new start to reform, not fresh turmoil

  • Country is now gripped by confusion and uncertainty with three parties claiming to be in a position to form a coalition government, and allegations the vote has been manipulated by the military

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Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Bloomberg
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his ballot at a polling station in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Who won Thailand’s election? Stand-off as military-backed Palang Pracharat and Shinawatra proxy Pheu Thai both claim victory

  • The military-backed Palang Pracharat party wins the popular vote, while the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai wins the most seats
  • And the leader of a third party – who goes by the name of ‘Daddy’ – says he is ready to be prime minister. Welcome to Thai politics
Topic |   Asia elections

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his ballot at a polling station in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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