Emerging as swing parties potentially supporting one of the two camps hoping to successfully form the next government, the Democrat Party has stated its strong stance against joining the pro-Shinawatra camp, while Bhumjaithai remains silent about which way it will lean.
An international election-observer group on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to announce the official result of the general election as soon as possible, in order to ensure the transparency and integrity of the poll and prevent any suspicions escalating into distrust and conflict, particularly in regard to doubtful unofficial-votes counting.
Junta chief General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday dabbled in metaphor to convey the importance of following oneâs hopes and dreams after his affiliated party won the popular vote in the recent general election.
THE GOVERNMENTâS 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.
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.
Thai Airways International (THAI) president Sumeth Damrongchaitham on Monday said the ballots from advance voting by Thais in New Zealand had arrived at the carrierâs cargo centre on Saturday evening, but no one came to pick them up until the morning of the election.