"the Thais go to the polls for the first time since the military coup five years ago."
"Voters had to queue up in the hours when the polls opened for the förtidsröstning."
"It feels good to use our democratic right," says 29-year-old Adulwit Sinthusiri to Reuters."
"Sinthusiri – who are not satisfied with the present government – are one of the 2.6 million thais who signed up for Sunday's förtidsröstning, the only opportunity to vote before the ordinary parliamentary elections on 24 march."
"the Choice in Thailand is the first in eight years and the first since the military took power in the country in may 2014. The coup, in which prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was deposed and the senate was dissolved, was preceded by months of violent protests."
"– Prayuth is a good man. He is straight and does good things for the country, " said Nawarat Phuyungwattana in the southern province of Narathiwat on the current prime minister and junta leader."
"Thaksin Shinawatra, who is in self-imposed exile following a conviction for corruption, has in the past made themselves popular for, among other reforms. Parties that are loyal to him, goes to the election with promises of economic reforms and increases in the prices of rice and rubber, two of Thailand's biggest exports."
"52 million thais are eligible to vote. Those who registered to vote in advance but do not do it, neither may vote march 24."
"the Choice has received considerable international attention in advance on the basis of the former princess Ubolratana Rajakanyas unexpected candidacy. After the thai king called the whole thing "
"the Military took power in Thailand in a coup on 22 may 2014, after more than half a year of violent protests in the country. Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was deposed and the senate was dissolved."
"at the same time introduced a strict ban on political activities. Shinawatras brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, has been the prime minister of the country, but was ousted in another military-led coup in 2006 and has gone into exile to escape prison."
"the Country has since the coup of 2014 has been governed by the junta NCPO (the National council for peace and order with general Prayuth Chan-O-Cha at the forefront. The junta took control of the country's etermediebolag, the introduction of new laws that kringskar fundamental rights and was, among other things, the support of the then king Bhumibol Adulyadej."
"A year later introduced a law which gave a large part of the executive power in Thailand Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who also received immunity. In and with it, the security forces are also allowed to imprison people without judicial proceedings. Lots of people have been detained, disappeared or gone into exile."