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Re: General Election 2019
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2019, 07:28:33 AM »

Parliamentary seats going with total votes - proportional representation ?  :)

''A day after the election, two rival parties – the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai and the pro-junta Phalang Pracharat – were locked in a close battle to form the next government with little difference between the two in terms of strength in Parliament. While the Phalang Pracharat Party claims it has secured the “popular vote” from people nationwide, Pheu Thai argued that it has won the most number of MP seats and therefore should be invited first to form the government. With 94 per cent of votes counted yesterday, the pro-junta party grossed 7,939,937 votes nationwide while the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai was second with 7,423,361 votes. In this election, the total number of votes for each party – irrespective of whether its constituency candidates win or not – are combined to determine how many MPs each party gets in total.''

As for the 'losers' . .

'' . . . if Pheu Thai becomes an opposition party - “It will benefit the country if they can play a strong opposition role to scrutinise Prayut’s next government and force Phalang Pracharat to learn what true democracy is,” . . .''

''Future Forward Party celebrated victories in 30 constituencies in its electoral debut. The party’s secretary-general, Piyabutr Sangkanokkul, however, set three conditions for Future Forward to join any coalition – write a new constitution, overturn the junta’s legacy, and reform the Army to prevent coups.''

I wish Pheu Thai and FFP good luck with those ambitions !

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30366540
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Re: General Elected 2019
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2019, 03:50:35 AM »

There we are then  :-\

''The former head of Thailand’s military junta has been selected as the country’s next prime minister, securing the military’s already tight grip on power after the first Thai election in eight years. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who has been PM for the past five years after a military coup in 2014, will lead a coalition government. He was voted back in on Wednesday by the newly formed democratic parliament.''

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/05/thailand-military-backed-pm-prayuth-chan-ocha-voted-in-after-junta-creates-loose-coalition



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Re: General Election 2019
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2019, 10:03:49 AM »

Why even bother with an election when you know the outcome before people vote.

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Re: General Election 2019
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2019, 12:52:11 PM »

This isn't going to end well.
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