"According to the first exit polls in Thailand are seeing the opposition out to gain a majority in the parliament. It will not play any role. The rules of the game for regeringssidan and the opposition looks completely different when 51 million thais goes for its first parliamentary elections in eight years."
"the Military is guaranteed all the sites in one of the chambers, the senate."
"The preliminary figures from the thai parliamentary elections give the opposition party Pheu Thai 163 seats in the house of commons, while the military junta to some extent due get 96 seats. But despite a majority of seats would Pheu Thai, if the result stands up, still not able to form a government."
"school grounds, temples, and governmental buildings around the country swarmed on the Sunday of thais who would vote in the first election since a military coup five years ago."
"I want Thailand to be more democratic and that the level of inequality in a society reduces," says - Pattrapong Waschiyapong, standing in queue at a polling station in Bangkok, to the AFP news agency."
"You can reasonably say that the ruling military junta and its allies are doped in the election. The political anabolic steroids, which the opposition is forced to go up against consists of all 250 seats in the senate, appointed by the military. It has it written into the constitution after the coup in 2014."
"have yourself a recipe for division"
"a Total of 500 mandates in the games in the lower house of parliament, the house of representatives. But because of doping, it is sufficient, with 126 of these seats for the junta's allies to its leader, prime minister Prayuth Chan-O-Cha, to form the government."
"the Opposition, with the former minister Sudarat Keyuraphan in the lead, must, however, winning 376 seats in the house of commons to be able to trouble the prime minister."
"There is laid up for continued big division in the country, notes several analysts. In particular, a majority of the voters are predicted to vote for the opposition, which has support mainly in rural areas, and not least among the poor. The ärkerojalistiska the junta has, in turn, the highest number of followers among the urban medelkassen and the establishment."
"the Junta justifies the amendment of the constitution, in that it provides greater stability in a country which in the past years through protests, violence, short-lived governments and coups. "
"One of the real main characters do not participate. Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, exilpolitikern which is the opposition years, was greeted, however, in a video from his daughter's wedding in Hong kong "
"Next to him appeared exprinsessan Ubolratana Rajakanya, as an opposition party earlier in the year attempted to bring up as their premiärministerkandidat. However, earlier in march, the constitutional court to dissolve the exprinsessans party on the grounds that the monarchy should not participate in politics. Even the king took away from her."
"In Sunday's elections in Thailand for the house of commons, the house of representatives, is 68 candidates for the post of prime minister, but the fight is mainly between these two:"
"the Junta's leader and incumbent prime minister who has tried to have a softer, folkligare image ahead of the elections. On his Instagramkonto he has pictures of himself when he was cooking and train rides with small children. Prayuth has also written a ballad about the benefits provided by democracy with the title "
"The 65-year-old former army chief was the one who led the military coup in 2014 that ousted Yingluck Shinawatras government after violent protests."
"Prayuth leads the party Phalang Pracharat and is popular among ärkerojalister and the Bangkokbaserade the elite. Since the coup he has been behind the creation of the upper house of parliament, the senate, which gives him a huge advantage when the parliament shall appoint the prime minister."
"the top candidate for the Pheu Thai party with ties to the former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, which was overthrown in the military coup of 2014, and has support in the countryside."
"Sudarat sat in Thaksins government, but were forbidden to hold public office in the five years since the government was overthrown in 2006."
"She is the leader of the opposition since the allied party Thai Raksa Chart this month denied the right to stand in the election. The constitutional court then decided that the party violated the election code by appointment of king Maha Vajiralongkorns sister, exprinsessan Ubolratana, who premiärministerkandidat. The king took the open away from her candidacy."