On Sunday, March 24th, Thai voters returned to the ballot box for the first successful general elections in almost eight years. The last attempt at one on February 2014. Then, the government opposition boycotted the election and yellow shirt protesters forcefully disrupted the process in dozens of polling stations. This time around the day was quiet and the voting went on peacefully.
Although in previous elections the unofficial results were known the day of, on this election the Electoral Commision (EC) did not publish them until late Thursday. It gave multiple reasons for this delay, which included blaming faulty calculators, an excuse which garnered a great deal of mocking in Thai social media.
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