The leader of a popular new Thai political party has denied the criminal charges of sedition filed against him by the ruling military junta.
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Thailand is waving goodbye to its longest period of military rule in nearly 50 years once election of march 24 tally will be released.
Thai authorities should impartially investigate threats and attacks against prominent pro-democracy activist Ekachai Hongkangwan and other activists.
A small group of demonstrators protested in the Thai capital , accusing the election commission of delaying and manipulating results of last week’s poll.
Thailand’s Election Commission says, pro-army Palang Pracharat Party won the popular vote in Sunday’s (March 24) general election with 8.4 million ballots.
Anti-junta Pheu Thai party joins forces with six smaller parties to have a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament and form the next government.
A regional election observation group is criticizing the initial results from Sunday’s general election in Thailand as “deeply flawed.”
Democratic hopes in ASEAN hinge on Thailand as voters headed to polls Sunday for first time in nearly 5 years, since military junta took power in May 2014.
Thais vote was a return to democratic rule, but critics say it was an exercise designed by P.M Prayut to entrench his military’s stranglehold on power.
The 250 members of the Senate will all be appointed by the military, with political parties contesting 500 seats in the House of Representatives.