Supporters of the Palang Pracharat party hold a poster of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AP

Thailand election: rude shock for Thaksin-linked party as vote count points to solid victory for pro-military rivals

  • Exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong urges supporters to maintain ‘hope’ but does not mention prospect of defeat
  • Strong showing for Future Forward, while Democrats’ support collapses and regional Bhumjaithai party emerges as kingmaker
Topic |   Thai elections

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Supporters of the Palang Pracharat party hold a poster of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AP
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