The official outcome of Thailand’s national election last Sunday will not be announced until May 9. Preliminary results indicate a surprise lead for the ruling military party. However, the country’s main opposition party, Pheu Thai, says that it has formed a 255-strong coalition. The alliance would comprise a majority in the 500-member lower house of parliament and could prevent the military junta from returning to power.
结盟: to form an alliance
掌权: to exercise control
出炉: to appear on stage
推翻: to overturn
明朗: clear; obvious
結盟: to form an alliance
掌權: to exercise control
出爐: to appear on stage
推翻: to overturn
明朗: clear, obvious
Seven pro-democracy opposition parties have joined hands in an attempt to prevent the ruling military junta from returning to power in Thailand.
The Pheu Thai party, the country’s primary opposition, says that it has formed a 255-strong coalition, which would comprise a majority in the 500-member lower house of parliament.
Thailand has been under military rule since 2014. In that year, coup leader Prayut Chan-o-cha overthrew the ruling Pheu Thai party.
After seizing power, he went on to become prime minister.
The outcome of the current election is still unclear. The official result is scheduled to be declared on May 9.
However, the latest figures released by the Election Commission give Pheu Thai 137 seats. The Palang Pracharat party, which supports Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has 97.
Pheu Thai’s prime ministerial candidate Sudarat Keyuraphan is confident about the final result.
At a recent press conference, she said, “We have obtained the majority and received consensus from the people.”