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Thailand's Election Commission announced in a statement that the reformist opposition party.

Thailand's Election Commission announced in a statement that the reformist opposition party, the Move Forward Party (MFP), won the May 14 election.



The Thai election was contested for 500 seats in the House of Representatives, and the MFP won a total of 151 seats. MFP was the second most popular party before the election.

According to Thailand's constitution, only 400 seats in the House of Representatives are contested, and the remaining 100 seats are appointed by proportional representation (PR). The MFP won 112 seats in the constituencies and 39 more from the PR quota. It was originally speculated that the MFP would only win around 100 seats in this election.



In this year's election, youth-led reform and democratic forces won decisively against the pro-military ruling conservatives.



The Pheu Thai Party (PTP), which has received the most votes in every election since 2001, won 112 elected seats and 29 quota seats. A total of 141 seats were obtained. Among the 5 main parties being watched in the election, the United Thai National Party (UTNP), led by current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha , is in the worst condition, winning only 36 parliamentary seats, including 23 elected seats.



MFP, the young leaders of the PTP are leading the way, and there is speculation that the coalition forces will form a coalition government after the election. Even if these 2 parties combine, they will only be able to gather 292 seats in the House of Representatives, so in order to form a coalition government, more small parties will have to be mobilized.


Prayut

Prayut, who was the head of Thailand's military in a 2014 coup, drafted a constitution that would have made his rule more secure during military rule. According to the constitution, 250 members of the Senate and 500 members of the House of Representatives. A total of 750 will vote for the new prime minister. Since the members of the Senate do not participate in the election and are chosen and appointed by the Thai military at will, it is believed that they will only support parties supporting the military in the election.


Democratic forces like MFP and PTP won 250 senatorial seats. In other words, they have to compete in the election in an unequal situation where they have an advantage of 1/3 of the total number of seats in the Hluttaw. The person who will be elected as the Prime Minister of Thailand needs a total of 376 votes from the two Houses of Thailand, so even if the democratic forces have a clear advantage under the current situation, it is not yet fully guaranteed that one of the MFP and PTP leaders will become the Prime Minister. Thai democratic forces will have to organize new partners for the coalition government.


In addition, we cannot fully guarantee that the Thai military, which has repeatedly intervened in the political sector in the past, will not seize power. In the election, the situation of the opposition forces was good, and the pro-military parties were hurt, so there is a fear that the military will intervene in some kind of lawless way.



In particular, the leader of the MFP, Pita Limjaroenrat , who won with the most votes, can be said to be a special enemy of the Thai military. Peter, 41, has announced the most visible reforms to Thailand's over-privileged monarchy and military structures.

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