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Military-backed party takes lead in Thailand's election

Mar. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed Sunday, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power. With 92 percent of votes counted, the Palang Pracharat party was first with 7.5...

The Latest: Leader of oldest Thai political party resigns

Mar. 24, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The leader of Thailand's oldest political party has resigned after his party's poor showing in the country's general election. Abhisit Vejjajiva, a former prime minister, announced his resignation after an unofficial but...

Military-backed party takes lead in Thailand's election with 89 percent of votes counted

Mar. 24, 2019 10:34 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Military-backed party takes lead in Thailand's election with 89 percent of votes counted.

Voting ends in Thailand's first election since 2014 military coup; some results expected within several hours

Mar. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Voting ends in Thailand's first election since 2014 military coup; some results expected within several hours.

Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general election

Mar. 23, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Sunday held its first general election since the military ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago. Thailand has a long history of cycling through elected governments that are then ousted by the army, which in time allows fresh elections. Here's a look the...

Voting is underway in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup

Mar. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Voting is underway in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.

Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived

Mar. 23, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak, unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world's top tourist...

Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

Mar. 23, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday. Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he...

Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Yu Liu tied for Founders Cup lead

Mar. 22, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sung Hyun Park isn't a big fan of birdie-fest golf. She's still awfully good at it. "Personally, I like the difficult course better than the easy course," Park said through a translator. The top-ranked Park shot her second straight 6-under 66 on Friday at the Founders Cup for a share of the...

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

Mar. 22, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thailand's exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy as he hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter. Though ostensibly a family affair with a raft of VIP...