Thailand vote result delayed until Friday
30 March 2019 | 8:43 am
Still no clear result from Thailand’s general election over the weekend. Both major parties are claiming the right to form a government and now election authorities are facing calls to resign for repeatedly delaying the results and failing to account for mounting voting irregularities.
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