THAILAND VOTES IN FIRST POST-COUP ELECTION

Written by on March 25, 2019

Voters in Thailand have taken part in the country’s first general election since the 2014 coup.

Reports say Thailand has been buffeted by political instability for years, largely a battle between supporters of the military and ousted former PM Thaksin Shinawatra who after seizing power from the army promised to restore order and democracy, though repeatedly postponing the vote.

Meanwhile, more than seven million people aged between 18-26 have the right to vote for the first time even as King Maha Vajiralongkorn issued a statement urging peace and order during the voting process.


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