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Thai military party neck and neck with Pheu Thai opponent

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As of 10.28pm, with 92 per cent of the votes counted, the pro-junta Phalang Pracharat appeared to have beaten Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai with a total of 28.7% of votes and 139 seats

Pheu Thai came in a close second with 27% of votes with 140 seats – beating Phalang Pracharat in terms of constituency seats.

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Pro-military party wins most votes in Thai election

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The EC released the total number of votes for each party yesterday, earlier than previously expected.

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Rights of ‘ordinary people’ in focus as 1 bln vote in Asia

A total of 52 million Thais aged 18 and above are eligible to vote, of whom 14 percent will do so for the first time.

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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rights over land and forests, a push for LGBT+ equality, and getting more women on the ballot are some top election issues in Thailand, India and Indonesia as more than 1 billion people prepare to go to the polls, including many first-time voters.

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Young voters key to Thailand’s election

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a 40-year-old billionaire is a favorite with young thai voters

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In Thailand, which will hold a general election Sunday — its first since the military seized control in 2014, a total of 52 million Thais aged 18 and above are eligible to vote, of whom 14 percent will do so for the first time.

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