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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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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