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Elections in Thailand: Key management for the military junta, when the first figures are presented

the Election commission announced the preliminary voting figures on Sunday afternoon Swedish time. With 93 percent of votes counted, leads the military junta to some extent due Palang Pracharat with 7.6 million votes, closely followed by the opposition party Pheu Thai, which collects the 7.1 million votes. It is to some extent surprising reading when a previous survey has shown a clear lead for the Pheu Thai.

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For the party, Prachathipat, the oldest in Thailand, the preliminary figures meant drama. Because of a weak election results announced the party's leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has his resignation on Sunday.

" I must take responsibility for this. I resign as leader, said the former prime minister.

the poorest are in focus in the parliamentary elections-the first in Thailand in eight years, five years after the military took power in the country. A total of 500 seats in the lower house of parliament is at stake, and according to Reuters have anticipated a high turnout – 80 per cent of the country's 51 million inhabitants.

Regardless of how it goes in the end of the selection so it becomes difficult for the opposition to form a government. The electoral system is structured in a way that favors the military junta. After having amended the constitution so is the military guaranteed all 250 seats in the senate, and therefore need the junta's allies and not more than 126 seats in the house of commons to form a government.

the page you have to get together the whole of the 376 seats in the house of commons for it to be a question of formation of governments for their part. The figures now presented indicate rather that the junta leader, prime minister Prayuth Chan-O-Cha, may remain in power.

According to the outgoing president will be an unofficial election results, based on 95 per cent of the votes, will be recognized on Monday.

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