Prayut Chan-O-Cha

Thai reformist party to back rival after PM vote defeat

BANGKOK, THAILAND — The reformist party that won Thailand’s recent election said Friday it would back a rival candidate to…

Thai govt calls for calm after reformist’s PM bid fails

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thai caretaker prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called for calm Thursday after a popular progressive candidate’s bid to…

Thai parliament to hold another PM vote after reformist candidate falls short

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand’s parliament confirmed Friday it would vote again on a new prime minister next week after pro-royalist…

Thai caretaker PM Prayut announces retirement from politics

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand’s outgoing prime minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha announced his retirement from politics Tuesday but will remain as PM…

Hill tribes, Spider-Man and elephants: Thailand votes

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND — From Hmong hill people voting in the shadow of mist-cloaked jungle mountains to Spider-Man cosplayers on…

Thai polls close with army-backed PM tipped for defeat

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Vote counting got underway in Thailand’s general election Sunday with pro-democracy opposition parties tipped to defeat the…

Thai army chief says no coup as election looms

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand’s army chief has pledged not to stage a coup, as political parties geared up for final…

Thais expected to deliver heavy poll blow to military parties

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand votes Sunday in an election expected to deliver a rejection of former coup leader Prime Minister…

Billionaires, generals, democrats: A guide to Thailand’s election

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday in a clash pitching military generals clinging to power against…

Thai elections 2023: the PM candidates

BANGKOK, THAILAND — From a long-serving politician better known as the “Rolex general” to a fresh-faced challenger, here are some…