Thai elections: Prayut poised to continue as PM
Mar 25, 2019
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): The pro-regime Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), who fielded military junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha as its Prime Ministerial candidate, is poised to win the 2019 general elections here as of Sunday night, as per unofficial results from the Election Commission. Around 92 per cent of the votes had been counted by Sunday night, in which the PPRP led with 7.5 million votes, followed by Pheu Thai with 7 million votes, reports Bangkok Post. Many analysts speculate that Prayut will be able to stake enough votes to continue as the Prime Minister. He came into power after leading a coup against Pheu Thai Party's government - led by Yingluck Shinawatra - in 2014, following which a new constitution was written by the military junta.