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Thailand is holding its first election after five years of military rule.

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Voters in Thailand are set to choose their next government on Sunday after five years of living under military rule.  

The March 24 vote comes after the ruling junta repeatedly postponed general elections after it overthrew an elected government in 2014.

Thais have reacted enthusiastically to the long-awaited vote: Around 87 percent of the 2.6 million people registered for early voting cast their ballots in the last few weeks, according to various reports.  Several political analysts predicted that total voter turnout could exceed 80 percent to reach an all-time high in Thailand.

But a change in the country’s constitution and electoral rules that favor pro-military political parties mean Thailand still has a long way to go to shed the influence of its powerful army, analysts said.  “The rules have been written to maintain military supervision over Thai politics,” Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a political science professor at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, told CNBC’s Sri Jegarajah on Friday.  

Even then, the outcome of the election is unpredictable and could reignite tensions between supporters of the different political fractions in Thailand, added Pongsudhirak. Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy is no stranger to military takeovers and another coup cannot be ruled out if violence and protests break out once again after the vote, the professor said...

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/22/thailand-votes-in-general-election-after-five-years-of-military-rule.html

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Still no result, as I understand it, the votes are in, they were semi-released then everything has gone silent, with no firm steer on what's happening.

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They're still figuring out how to, er, fix it?

It's very clear where the support went and there's no way 'they' can stand for that so it will be, er, frigged.

Just think coup, election, disagreement, repeat.

 

Same same the military man making a political speech that the military is not involved in politics, hmm.

 

 

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