Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit faces a sedition charge. Photo: AFP

#savethanathorn: twist in Thailand’s election dispute as Future Forward leader faces sedition charge

  • Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and his deputy Piyabutr Saengkanokkul both face criminal charges that could end their political careers
  • Move raises speculation that junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha will stop at nothing to cripple the democratic front that claims to have won the vote
Topic |   Thai elections

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Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit faces a sedition charge. Photo: AFP
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Leaders of seven parties opposed to military rule announce a “democratic front” in Bangkok on March 27. Photo: Reuters

Thailand election: can seven-party ‘democratic front’ block path to power for junta proxies and Prayuth Chan-ocha?

  • Seven parties led by Pheu Thai, the party projected to have won the most seats, say the pro-junta camp should stand aside
  • The parties do not yet know the exact number of seats they have won as the final result can only be confirmed after the king’s coronation in May
Topic |   Thai elections

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Leaders of seven parties opposed to military rule announce a “democratic front” in Bangkok on March 27. Photo: Reuters
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