Pro-military party pulls ahead in Thailand’s first post-coup elections

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)The outcome of Thailand’s first post-coup elections was still unclear Monday with no party taking a decisive lead, amid mounting concerns over alleged voting irregularities and ongoing delays in the release of official results.

The elections are the first since the military took power in a coup in 2014, and are widely considered to be a contest between the pro-military bloc that wants junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha to remain in power and pro-democracy forces fighting to restore democracy to the country.
On Monday it appeared the pro-military party Palang Pracharat was neck and neck with the main opposition Pheu Thai Party, which is aligned with ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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