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Pro-army party takes lead in Thai election

Phalang Pracharat has nearly half a million more votes than Pheu Thai after 91% of ballots tallied, says polls authority

At last count, the upstart Future Forward party took 4.31 million votes. The Democrat Party won a little more than 3 million. Its leader, former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, has resigned.


THAILAND'S junta-linked party took a shock lead in the popular vote with nearly all ballots counted, the Election Commission said late Sunday, edging ahead of its pro-democracy rivals in the first election since a 2014 coup.

The Phalang Pracharat party, which wants junta...

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