Elections in Thailand

Thai bloggers Bangkok Pundit and Bookish are still discussing the turnout in the parliamentary elections. Bookish thinks that the legal status of the spoiled ballots will probably end up in court. Meanwhile, caretaker PM Thaksin Shinawatra has gone on national television–what Bookish calls the first mover’s advantage to announce that his Thai Rak Thai Party has won 60% of the votes cast–a figure that the Election Commission has not confirmed.

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