In Thailand, to forge the democratic Opposition to the allegations of fraud overshadowed parliamentary elections, a government Alliance against the military.

In a joint public appearance in Bangkok, seven parties announced on Wednesday, to under the name of “democratic Front”, a coalition will form. It is unclear, however, whether even a majority. In the UK, the army ruled since a coup in 2014.

For election to the house of representatives last Sunday, there are still no preliminary result. The military-appointed election Commission had stopped the announcement of further Figures after a count of about 95 per cent of the votes. The intermediate result according to the army party, PPRP, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the strongest force. The Opposition in the lower house of the Parliament, however, considerably more mandates.

Changes in election law and a new Constitution, the political offshoot of the army against the Opposition a clear advantage. In the election it was only to the house of representatives with 500 seats. All 250 seats in the Senate, had backed up the military in advance – without any vote. Both chambers will choose the Premier together. That is why the military needs in the lower house, only 126 votes, a Prime. In addition, there are reports of irregularities during election and counting.

among the forces of the “Democratic Front”, the party Pheu Thai Ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who now lives abroad. The party of the Future Forward of the entrepreneur Thanathorn Juangrungruangkit, which ended up with the choice is probably number three. In total, the seven parties claim 255 seats. This would be a majority in the lower house – but not enough to be able to call on the Prime Minister to determine.

conversely, it would be for a head of government of the military difficult, however, against a majority in the house of representatives laws. Behind the Scenes of many conversations in the corridor. In particular, it went to the favor of smaller parties that tried to pull both bearings on your page. The election Commission has announced to call until Friday. This is not secure.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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