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Race to muster coalition
Pheu Thai and Phalang Pracharat both claim right to form government with support of likeminded parties

Spotlight on EC after dubious results
Jarungvith blames ‘human error’ as social media erupts with ridicule.

Election not free or fair, says poll monitor
ACCORDING to a key election monitor, Sunday’s election was not free or fair.

Loss not unexpected, say small parties as they vow to keep building voter base
Small parties have vowed to continue campaigning and slowly building support after failing to make much of an impression at the ballot box on Sunday.

Pro-junta party waters down Pheu Thai win in Northeast
THE GOVERNMENT’S populist policies and staunch support has helped pro-junta Phalang Pracharat snatch votes from the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai in the Northeast, a scholar from Mahasarakham University said yesterday.

Heavyweights bite the dust as fresh faces rise
SUNDAY’S election saw some shocking results with long-time political heavyweights knocked out by novices in their traditional strongholds.

Bangkok voters prove ‘unpredictable’
Phalang Pracharat, Future Forward make deep inroads, but Pheu Thai manages to maintain its position.

Future Forward fields party-list candidates from all walks of life
FUTURE FORWARD PARTY, which made a strong debut in Thailand’s political landscape, is grabbing people’s attention with its unusual party-list MP candidates.

Former PM Thaksin says Thai election 'rigged' and marred by 'irregularities'
Thailand's election was marred by "irregularities" and "rigged" to ensure the military retain their political grip on the kingdom, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra told AFP in an interview on Monday.

Thai embassy disappointed over voiding of advance votes
THE THAI EMBASSY in New Zealand has expressed disappointment over the possibility of advance votes by Thai expats in New Zealand being declared void, arguing that the votes were delivered in Thailand well before the counting of votes began.

Ballots from NZ arrived on Saturday, but officials only picked them up on morning of election: THAI chief
Thai Airways International (THAI) president Sumeth Damrongchaitham on Monday said the ballots from advance voting by Thais in New Zealand had arrived at the carrier’s cargo centre on Saturday evening, but no one came to pick them up until the morning of the election.

Two veteran Pheu Thai politicians lose seats in Khon Kaen
Two several-term MPs of the Pheu Thai Party suffered defeat to candidates from the Future Forward and Phalang Pracharat parties in Khon Kaen in Sunday’s general election.

Influential Kunplome family beaten on home ground
Ittipol Kunplome, an influential Chon Buri politician, suffered a shock defeat at the hands of a lesser-known Future Forward Party candidate.

Unofficial results show Pheu Thai a winner in Lower House
The Election Commission (EC) has just announced the official tally for constituency MPs, showing that Pheu Thai Party has won 138 of the 350 seats on offer.

Dubious results expose EC to glare of public scrutiny
The integrity of the Election Commission (EC) has come under question, as people are asking if the vote tally has been free and fair.

Phalang Pracharat seeking to form coalition govt
The Phalang Pracharat Party is prepared to form the next government, after claiming it has secured a mandate to rule from voters nationwide.

Thai embassy disappointed over likely voiding of advance votes 
The Thai Embassy in New Zealand has expressed disappointment over the possibility of advance votes by Thai expats in New Zealand being declared void, arguing that the votes were delivered in Thailand well before the counting of votes began.

Warong blames ‘Captain Abhisit’ for sinking Democrat ship
Losing Democrat MP candidate Warong Dechgitvigrom on Monday blamed the “captain of the ship” for the party sinking in the election. Warong, who had earlier failed to unseat Abhisit Vejjajiva as Democrat leader in a party election, posted on his Facebook that it was time the party underwent a real change.

Democrats tumble in Phuket
The Democrat Party has yielded its customary monopoly on voter support in Phuket, ceding two House seats to the junta-aligned Phalang Pracharat Party.

Chuan watches Trang’s Democrat ‘capital’ fall to rivals
The cruellest blow of many suffered by the Democrat Party on Sunday might have been the loss of a heretofore-untouchable House seat representing Constituency 1 in Trang, home province of its revered former leader Chuan Leekpai.



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