‘Get out! Stop cheating! Respect the people!’ chanted the protesters close Bangkok’s Victory Monument [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]
As the wait for the official result in Thailand‘s elections continues, scores of opposition supporters in the capital have protested against alleged cheating by the election commission in the country’s first polls since a coup five years ago.
A week after the March 24 vote, the outcome remains uncertain. It might not be known until after the commission publishes official results, due on May 9.
The body released partial results on the night of the polls, and took four more days to publish fuller counts, showing a party supporting the military government winning the popular vote but the opposition Pheu Thai party ahead in partial results