Preliminary results from Thailand’s Election Commission show a military-backed party in the lead, in the country’s first elections since a military coup in 2014.
With about 90 percent of ballots in Sunday’s long-delayed polls counted, the Palang Pracharat party had seven million votes. Pheu Thai, the party linked to the former Prime Minister and exiled tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra, had 6.6 million.
Future Forward, a newly founded party that campaigned on a promise of change and military reform, was third, with nearly 4.8 million votes.
The commission said it would announce the final results on Monday at 10am (03:00 GMT).
Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.
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