Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his ballot in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

Thailand elections: vote-counting begins after calm polling day with King Vajiralongkorn urging subjects to back ‘good people’

  • Thai election officials have begun counting votes with unofficial results expected by about 8pm local time. There are 51.2 million registered voters in the country, although some 2.2 million people cast early ballots last weekend
  • Exit poll shows the Pheu Thai Party linked to Thaksin Shinawatra winning the most seats, but not enough to form a government
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his ballot in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters
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Pro-democracy demonstrators with images of Thai Prime Minister and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: EPA

Thailand’s election explained: a battle royale for junta’s Prayuth Chan-ocha and the Shinawatras 

  • Five years after the latest in a long string of coups, democracy is back in town in Thailand
  • Or at least, that’s what it looks like. But in Sunday’s election, winning the most votes and winning power are not the same thing
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