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Charges of cheating amid confusion over Thailand's election result


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

Thailand's election results to emerge slowly, could take weeks

BANGKOK Thai election officials said they would announce the winners of 350 parliamentary seats on Monday and more details of those contests would come on Friday, but a clear picture of the lower house's 500 seats could take weeks to emerge.

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Thai king makes surprise pre-vote plea for 'security and happiness'

BANGKOK Thailand's king made an unexpected call for "security" and "happiness" on the eve of the first election since a 2014 army coup, but made no mention of a poll critics say has been engineered to keep the military in power.

World, Mar 23 2019

Junta chief croons, ousted PM says 'we will win' in Thai election battle

BANGKOK Thailand's election contest between military-backed government and opposition parties played out in dueling images on Friday, two days before the first vote since a 2014 army coup.

World, Mar 22 2019

In Thailand's restive deep south, election stirs rare enthusiasm

YALA, Thailand Pateemoh Poh-itaeda-oh, 39, has lost four family members to violence in Thailand's deep south, where a Muslim separatist movement has fought against rule from Bangkok for 15 years.

World, Mar 22 2019

In post-coup election, Thai rice, rubber farmers rethink old divide

KHON KAEN/SONGKHLA, Thailand In the rice-growing heartland of Thailand's northeast, Kamol Suanpanya, 80, meets in the off season with fellow farmers at a community center, where they discuss Sunday's election, the first after nearly five years of military rule.

World, Mar 22 2019