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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A volunteer at a Thai polling station. Photo: EPA

Thailand election: a win for the military and marijuana? The highs and lows in Sunday’s vote

  • Democrats have been decimated, prompting Abhisit Vejjajiva to quit as leader
  • Future Forward is ascendant, under leadership of 40-year-old billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
Topic |   Thai elections

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A volunteer at a Thai polling station. Photo: EPA
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