The Election of Members of the House of Representatives in Thailand 23 December 2007 / Bangkok, Capital of Thailand
92% of votes counted; PPP close to majority
(BangkokPost.com) – People Power party (PPP) continues its lead as 92 per cent of votes have been counted as of Sunday 10pm Thailand time (1500 GMT).
Unofficial results showed PPP wins 228 seats while its rival Democrat party gets 166 seats from a total of 480 seats of both constituency and party-list candidacy.
Chart Thai party wins 39 seats so far while Puea Pandin party gets 26 seats, Ruam Jai Thai Chart Pattana wins 10 seats, Matchimathipataya has 7 seats and Pracharaj has 4 seats.
22:17 Dec 23, 2007
Supporters of Thailand’s exiled former prime minister appear to have won the country’s general election.
Samak said he would allow Thaksin Shinawahtra to return from exile, but said the former leader would have to stand trial on corruption charges.
The Election of Members of the House of Representatives Calender:
- 16 December 2007
– The end of oversea voting
– First day for any eligible voter to notify the cause of failing to vote before the election day (within 7 days before the election day)
- 23 December 2007
– Election Day
- 30 December 2007
– Last day for any eligible voter to notify the cause of failing to vote on the election day (within 7 days as from the election day)
- 3 January 2007
– Last day for the Election Commission to announce the election result in the case where there is evidence conveyed to believe that the election is not proceeded in an honest, free, and fair manner (within 7 working days as from the election day)
The House of Representatives, the lower house, has a total 500 seats, and on Monday the Election mission posted the winners of the 350 seats that were contested on a first-past-the post basis. With curbs on free speech, a ban on a key party and rules that favor the military, Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup may be less than democratic. A pro-military party has taken the lead in 's ahead the populist party leading a "democratic front", an unexpected and — for many — stunning oute from the country's Tags: thailands, military, party, takes, Thailand election: Rival camps woo Two rival camps contesting 's first since the military coup in 2014 have both said they are trying to form a coalition government. Early results give the pro-military Palang The Pheu Thai party won 138 seats in the and the pro-army Palang Pracharat party won 96 seats, according to the mission after the country's first vote since a