In the general elections held in Thailand, 75 percent of the votes were counted. According to unofficial results, the Thai Rak Thai party of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the Pheu Thai party led by businessman Pita Limjaroenrat are leading the election. Both parties are expected to elect 113 deputies and form a coalition government.
In the statements made by both parties, it was stated that they were satisfied with the results, and that the coalition was warmly welcomed in the new 500-member parliament to be established.
69-year-old junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha, who came to power in Thailand with a military coup in 2014 and has been the prime minister in the country since then, decided to join with the United Thai People's Party (UTN), which was founded last year and of which he is a new member.
Prime Minister Chan-o-cha, who came to the party building to follow the elections during the day, left the building later in the evening without waiting for the election results to be completed.
While Prayut did not answer questions from journalists as he left the building, party founder Pirapan Salirathavibhaga later said that they respect all results and that Prayut Chan-o-cha will remain in the party if they lose the election results.
Source: Ihlas News Agency