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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Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's prime minister and junta leader, is headed for a popular vote victory in Thailand’s March 24 general election. Photo: Bloomberg

Thailand election: likely victory ‘made in heaven’ says pro-junta party as Thaksin-linked rival cries foul

  • Election commission says pro-military Palang Pracharat party leads popular vote, but delays announcement of full results until Monday
  • Leaders of Pheu Thai Party linked to Thaksin Shinawatra say voting ‘irregularities’ need to be investigated
Topic |   Thailand

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Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's prime minister and junta leader, is headed for a popular vote victory in Thailand’s March 24 general election. Photo: Bloomberg
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