Thailand Begins Early Voting Ahead of General Election

More than two million Thais who registered for early voting began casting their ballots Sunday ahead of next week’s general election, with opposition parties projected to win a majority. 

The vote is taking place amid an intensifying struggle for power in Thailand. The May 14 election pits supporters of the ruling military-backed coalition led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha against a pro-democracy camp of opposition parties led by Pheu Thai and Move Forward. 

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