WORLD Democratic Party Chairman Abhisit announces resignation


Democratic Party Chairman Abhisit announces resignation

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

01:39, March 25, 2019


Royal Thai soldiers cast their ballots at a polling station in Bangkok on Sunday during Thailand's general election, March 24, 2019. (Photo: AFP)

Bangkok (People’s Daily app) - Thailand’s Election Commission announced the unofficial results from the country’s general election after counting 92 percent of the votes on March 24.

Thailand's Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva resign after his party failed to meet its target in the general election.

Abhisit, who is also a former prime minister, announced his resignation after the election concluded on Sunday. 

Exit polls and partial results indicated that the Democrat Party would win 88 seats.

Before 10:00 pm, the Pheu Thai Party had secured 151 seats in the 500-seat lower House of Representatives while the pro-NCPO party Palang Pracharath won 141 seats. Competing parties Future Forward won 83 seats while the Bhumjaithai Party won 55 and the Democrat Party won 35.

Official results will be announced before May 9.

Analysts believe there is no absolute dominant party that can independently elect the prime minister's candidate.

It is likely the candidate for prime minister will be elected through inter-party consultations that will lead to the formation of a coalition government.

(Compiled by He Jieqiong)

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