Jurin Laksanavisit, who served as acting leader of Thailand's Democrat Party, is now formally in charge of the party after winning an internal election on May 15. He takes over from former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva
Thailand's Election Commission on May 7 announced official results for 349 seats to be taken up by lawmakers in Parliament, following the March 24th general election. The results for the remaining 150 seats in the Lower House are expected to be announced on Wednesday.
This is first ever segment of CNA+ on #AsiaFirst, where Julie Yoo and Adam Bakhtir check in with our correspondents around the region to talk about the current buzz and the stories behind the news. Today, I talked about the ongoing post-election mess, a look behind covering the elections and also a bit about the haze up north.
Thank you to my team for their help and also special thanks to Chu Chocolate Bar & Cafe for letting us use their Sathorn branch.
After the announcement of an pro-democracy coaltion consisting of Pheu Thai, Future Forward and five other parties, the pro-military Palang Prachrat Party is holding off from making a similar announcement. I'll tell why.
7 political parties, including Pheu Thai, Future Forward and Seriruamthai, are joining in a "pro-democracy" coalition together, claiming that they have at least 255 seats in parliament.
More than 24 hours after the polls have closed in Thailand's election, there's still no clear picture emerging with the Election Comission facing criticsm over its poor handling. Meanwhile, both Pheu Thai and Future Forward have gone ahead to comment on the prelimary results.
There's still uncertainty on the morning after the elections with ballot counting stopping abruptly at 93% (it was supposed to end at 95% on Sunday night) and no clear winner either.
My wrapup on election night looking at the pro-military Palang Pracharat Party and the dysmal performace of the Democrat Party and what its implications are for the future of Thai politics in general.
In our last part of the reports leading to the 2019 Thailand elections we look at one of the most polarizing figures of the past five years: Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha. We take a look at the man who wants to continue to rule the country - but what are his chances?
As Thailand goes to the polls this Sunday, it’s just the latest mark in Thailand’s long and often tumultuous political history. The color-coded political polarization between the royalist yellow shirts and the pro-Thaksin red shirts have dominated much of the past 15 years. We caught up with some of the activists from both sides and explores where the country is now.