Gulf Times - Thailand-elections
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.

Exit poll has Thai opposition winning most seats but not enough for government

Exit poll has Thai opposition winning most seats but not enough for government

Thai voters flocked to the polls on Sunday for the first election since a 2014 coup, and an exit poll indicated the populist party linked to exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra would win the most seats, but not enough to form a government.

Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand as election tensions grow

Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand as election tensions grow

Rival groups held demonstrations in Thailand's capital on Saturday, with hundreds of people demanding quick elections to end military rule and a much smaller group of pro-junta supporters saying it was too soon for a vote.