In the case of Thailand’s first parliamentary election since a military coup five years ago, the army-party Phalang Pracharat (PPRP) has become, according to official data, the strongest political force.

For the party of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, voted in last Sunday’s 8.4 million voters, as the state election Commission said after counting all the votes on Thursday. The largest party of the democratic Opposition, Pheu Thai, got 7.9 million votes. For the distribution of the 500 seats in the house of representatives by the military-appointed Commission did not comment.

This is still open, who can make up in Bangkok in the future, the government, the camp of the military or democratic Opposition. The election is marred by fraud allegations.

The communication from the Commission came to a surprise to many. Originally, they had announced the publication of new Figures until Friday. More than 2.1 million votes were declared invalid. A total of about 51 million Thais were eligible to vote.

In the Southeast Asian Kingdom ruled since a coup in 2014, the military. The former coup General wants Prayut to stay as a Prime Minister in office. By an amended electoral law and a new Constitution, he was in the choice of a clear advantage. A total of seven parties of the democratic Opposition had closed on Wednesday, however, an Alliance against the military. However, the military is sure to have in the decision about the future of the heads of government already 250 votes from the Senate.


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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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