The Thai Election Commission (EC) officially released the general election results on Thursday (May 25th).
Our previous story:
Now for the update:
The Move Forward Party won 14,738,851 million votes for party-list with 39 party-list members of parliament and 112 out of 400 constituency members of parliament seats. They have in total 151 member parliament seats.
The Pheu Thai Party had 10,962,522 million votes for party-list with 29 party-list members of parliament and 112 members of parliament seats. They have in total 141 member parliament seats.
The Bhumjaithai Party had 1,138,202 million votes for party-list with 3 party-list members of parliament and 68 members of parliament seats. They have in total 71 member parliament seats.
In total 39,514,964 Thai people went for the election vote from 52,195,920 Thais who have the right to vote which is 75.71 percent, a record, said the Election Commission.
The next steps will see each MP certified by the Election commission and final paperwork checked before moving towards choosing a speaker of the house and having the Senate and House vote for the new Prime Minister.
As for timeline, once the election and certification of the MP results are in the Royal Gazette, the new parliament will meet within 15 days to vote for a new speaker, then set a timeline for the Prime Minister vote.
Although Thailand’s general election resulted in a heroic victory for the Move Forward Party, their bid to form a coalition government may not be plain sailing after certain members of the upper house (Senate) made it clear that they will not vote for the party’s prime ministerial candidate as the country’s 30th premier.