BANGKOK (AP) — The proxy party of exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra appeared poised for victory Sunday in fractious Thailand’s elections, preliminary results from the Election Commission showed. If confirmed, the outcome would mark an extraordinary political comeback for Thaksin and his allies five tumultuous years after his overthrow in a military coup. With 56...
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BANGKOK (AP) — Five tumultuous years after a military coup divided this Southeast Asian kingdom, Thailand held pivotal elections Sunday that will determine whether it can end the long-running political crisis that has shattered its reputation for stability. Many people fear the ballot, the first since last year’s anti-government demonstrations brought Bangkok to its knees,...
Twitter users in Thailand have been threatened with potential fines and possible jail-time if they make use of the social network for electoral purposes in the run-up to today’s election. This final weekend of the election is marked as a ‘cooling off’ period during which electioneering and promotion are strictly outlawed. In response to the...
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