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Thailand votes in face-off between coup leader and 'democratic front'

Updated : March 24, 2019 09:18 AM IST

Turnout was expected to be high among the 51.4 million Thais eligible to vote for the 500-seat House of Representatives, which will choose the next government along with a Senate that is appointed entirely by the ruling junta.
Thailand has been under direct military rule since then-army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha overthrew an elected government linked to exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who himself was thrown out by the army in 2006.
Thailand votes in face-off between coup leader and 'democratic front'

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