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Election in Thailand: military allegiance to be prior to the Opposition

In the first parliamentary election in Thailand after the coup, the ruling supporters of the military are high bills, according to the front. The largest opposition party comes in a close two.

After counting 92 percent of all votes in the Thai Parliament election, the President of the military government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, have good chances to stay in office. After the coup of 2014, the party PPRP got the intermediate result, according to more than 7.5 million votes.

The largest opposition party, Pheu Thai former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra, the military had overthrown, came to seven million votes. In third place is the Future Forward of the entrepreneur Thanathorn Juanggroongruangkit is currently at 5.1 million votes.

election are entitled to more than 51 million people, including about seven million first-time voters.

supporters of the opposition party Pheu Thai cheer in the headquarters after the announcement of the intermediate result.

end result in a few weeks

more Detailed Numbers, such as the state election Commission of Thailand, however, until Monday. Until the official result is available, it will take several weeks.

on The expected distribution of seats in the Parliament, there was still no reliable information. Anyway, the military has, according to his power, the choice of takeover law, and the Constitution of Thailand changed. All of the 250 seats in the upper house, the Senate occupied for the choice of the 500 seats in the lower house. Both chambers jointly choose the Prime Minister. Prayut would need the votes of 126 deputies, in order to keep themselves in Power.

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