Opposition parties the big winners in Thailand's election

Pita Limjaroenrat
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With nearly all of the votes counted, Thailand's main opposition parties came out on top in Sunday's election.

The liberal Move Forward party and populist Pheu Thai Party are both set to win more than triple the number of seats of the junta's political vehicle, Palang Pracharat, and the army-backed United Thai Nation, according to a Reuters calculation. About 75 percent of registered voters — 39.5 million people — turned out for the election.

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