Rappler's latest stories on thailand elections
Prayut Chan-O-Cha sweeps aside his sole challenger, the charismatic 40-year-old billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit who led the anti-military bloc, comfortably passing the 375-vote threshold to win a majority
The Junta-linked Palang Pracharat party now has 115 seats in the lower house, only 11 votes shy of a majority in the combined parliament thanks to 250 military-appointed senators
Last month's elections in Thailand remains in dispute after a political party backed by the junta that has ruled Thailand since 2014 and its main rival both claimed victory
An election commissioner says the body will investigate '66 people who got the highest votes in the constituency system' who were hit with complaints
Full results will be ratified by May 9 but anger has mounted as the wait continues, prompting demonstrations at two Bangkok landmarks
There have been more than 140 complaints filed since the Sunday vote in Thailand, the Election Commission says
(UPDATED) The junta is in pole position to return to power as a civilian administration after preliminary results from the March 24 poll showed its proxy party had secured an unexpected majority of the popular vote
(UPDATED) The junta is primed to retain its grip on power despite only having a slight edge in the popular vote, after election officials released the first unofficial early results for seats in the lower house
(3rd UPDATE) The election pits a royalist junta and allies against the election-winning machine of billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra and an unpredictable wave of millions of first-time voters
Thailand is broadly divided between pro-Shinawatra factions and an elite aligned with the military, which has portrayed itself as a stabilizing force and defender of the country's monarchy
Dressed in a Superman suit with a red cape flowing behind him, a sweaty David Pfizenmaier jogs through Bangkok's standstill traffic and stops to unfurl a sign: 'If you love Thailand: Vote'
With election day looming, voter enthusiasm is writ large across the country and online, with Thais sharing memes and engaging in online debate
A former army chief who seized power in 2014, Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to return after March 24 polls as a civilian prime minister and pens songs intended to inspire the nation
Still standing after the spin-dryer events of the last week, loyalists of Prayut Chan-O-Cha say his bid for premier is in robust shape
Party officials fear the case is being hustled through ahead of the March 24 election, which is already stacked in favor of the ruling junta, whose leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha wants to return as a civilian premier
(UPDATED) The scuttling of Ubolratana's candidacy and potential moves to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart party are a blow to the political machine of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra
'Above us is His Majesty and the monarchy,' Preechaphol Pongpanit tells reporters at the party's headquarters
The Election Commission says it has excluded Princess Ubolratana 'because all royal family members are above politics'
'We're investigating. Fake news,' he tells reporters at Government House about the speculation of an impending coup
Thai king torpedoes the bid in a sharply worded statement, saying that bringing senior royal family members into politics is against tradition, national culture and 'highly inappropriate'
Princess Ubolratana's brother, the king, is against regal involvement in elections – how will her entry change the game?
Here are some facts about lese majeste law, or section 112 of the criminal code, as it is known in Thailand
Thai Princess Ubolratana and junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha will run for prime minister in upcoming general elections, to be held in March
The registration is marked by a festive atmosphere, with supporters of dozens of groups waving neon banners and party flags as they enter a stadium in central Bangkok
Facebook says it will help 'protect' the Thai vote by temporarily not allowing ads from 'foreign entities which are of an electoral nature'
(UPDATED) The poll date is set to ignite campaign season in a country where colorful and boisterous political rallies have often tipped into deadly violence
One of the military's first acts after seizing power in May 2014 was to outlaw political activity of all kinds. The ban is officially lifted on Tuesday, December 11.
Parties will now be permitted to elect their leaders, recruit new members and hold general party meetings if they are able to summon at least 250 members. However, campaigning – including holding public gatherings – is still forbidden.
'I say it clearly, that the election will be held no later than February 2019,' says Prime Minister and junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha
Elections will likely be delayed for 3 months and fall some time in 2019, deputy prime minister General Prawit Wongsuwon says, without giving a clear date
'In November 2018 there will be an election. Is it clear?' the often gruff leader tells reporters, adding he would announce the exact date next June
Thailand heads to the polls on Sunday to vote on a controversial junta crafted constitution
Analysts say the pledge appears to be a delaying tactic by the military to hang onto power
An ongoing political crisis in Thailand is worrying ASEAN leaders
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva urges Yingluck Shinawatra and her cabinet to resign ahead of Thailand s scheduled July polls
Elections set for July 20 opposition dismayed at sudden announcement
Democratic Party leaders announce at the minute they will not attend the multi party meeting called by the Elections Commission citing security threats
Polls opened in Thailand Sunday to elect the upper house of parliament in a vote that could hold the key to the fate of the prime minister
Experts warn the vote is unlikely to end a long running cycle of political violence
UPDATED The announcement came after talks between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and election officials who urged a delay following street violence
The head of Puea Thai Party says he opposes a postponement and accused the Election Commission EC of not doing enough to ensure an orderly vote
UPDATED As the disrupted polls closed on Sunday afternoon a leader of the anti government rallies was gunned down in a Bangkok suburb
The main opposition party is boycotting the February 2 election while protesters have vowed to disrupt voting
The Election Commission said holding elections will bring violence but the government believes delaying an election will cause more violence says deputy prime minister Phongthep Thepkanjana in a televised address