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Thai demonstrators protest alleged cheating in election

Thai demonstrators protest alleged cheating in election

Thai demonstrators on Sunday protested against alleged cheating in the junta-ruled kingdom's first election since a 2014 coup, a week after the controversial poll sowed confusion over the ballot results.

Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Rival political camps jostled for position Tuesday, hoping to form a government after Thailand's first election since a coup -- a vote clouded by allegations of a bungled counting process and chicanery under junta-written rules.

Rivals voice suspicions as Thailand's pro-army party leads election race

Rivals voice suspicions as Thailand's pro-army party leads election race

Two major political parties raised doubts on Monday about the results of Thailand's general election after a party linked to the military took a surprise lead in the popular vote that suggested the country's junta chief will remain in power.

Thai election body seeks dissolution of party that nominated princess

Thai election body seeks dissolution of party that nominated princess

Thailand's election commission said on Wednesday it is seeking the disqualification of a party that nominated a princess for prime minister, in what would be a set-back for the opposition loyal to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king's rebuke

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king's rebuke

The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an activist said on Sunday he would file a petition seeking its dissolution.

Thai princess says #ILoveYou to supporters after king opposes her PM candidacy

Thai princess says #ILoveYou to supporters after king opposes her PM candidacy

The Thai princess whose stunning announcement she was running for prime minister was quickly opposed by her brother, the king, thanked her supporters on Saturday, saying she wants Thailand to be "moving forward", but she did not comment on her candidacy.

Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, former leader Yingluck, were in Singapore on Tuesday, in a rare sighting of them since Yingluck fled Thailand last year.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck gets 5 years'  jail in absentia

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck gets 5 years' jail in absentia

Yingluck's administration was toppled in a 2014 coup and she was later put on trial for negligence over her government's rice subsidy scheme, which is said to have cost billions of dollars.

Thai police say they have found plot to kill prime minister

Thai police say they have found plot to kill prime minister

Thai police said on Sunday they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the country's prime minister after seizing a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive anti-junta activist.